Agora Publication: Agora VIII
Title:   Late Geometric and Protoattic Pottery: Mid 8th to Late 7th Century B.C.
Author:   Brann, E. T. H.
Abstract:   This volume reports on Athenian pottery found in the Athenian Agora up to 1960 that can dated from about the middle of the 8th century, when “the appearance of a painter of sufficient personal distinction to enliven the whole craft” marks a real break from the earlier Geometric style, through the third quarter of the 7th century when Protoattic gives way to black-figure and black wares. A sampling of contemporary imported ware is included. The material is treated first by shape and then, more extensively, by painting styles. Some 650 characteristic pieces are selected for cataloguing. The introduction discusses the development of the various shapes and styles, characterizing the special techniques and innovations of the period. The topographical features of the Agora that are indicated by the places of discovery of deposits of late Geometric and Protoattic pottery are summarized under wells, houses, workshops, sanctuaries, cemeteries, and roads.
Series Title:   The Athenian Agora: Results of Excavations Conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Publication Place:   Princeton
Publisher:   American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Volume:   8
Date:   1962
Page:   iii-v+vii-xi+xiii-xiv+1-134
ISBN:   978-0-87661-208-8
DOI:   10.2307_3601968
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References:   Publication Pages (195)
Plans and Drawings (20)
Images (7)
Objects (680)
Deposits (115)