Agora Publication: AgoraPicBk 20 (1982)
Title:   Bronzeworkers in the Athenian Agora
Author:   Mattusch, C. C.
Abstract:   The conspicuous Temple of Hephaistos, Greek god of metalworkers, prominently situated on the western side of the Agora, reflects the esteem in which bronzeworkers were held by the Athenians. Although many of the objects these craftsmen produced have now been melted down, the statues, lamps, and vessels that remain testify to the high standards of their craftsmanship. As well as illustrating some of the surviving finished products, the author discusses the techniques used to cast bronze and the level of skill involved in producing complex metal statuary.
Series Title:   Excavations of the Athenian Agora: Picture Book
Publication Place:   Princeton
Publisher:   The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Volume:   20
Edition:   1
Date:   1982
ISBN:   0876616244
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PDF:   AgoraPicBk-20.pdf
References:   Image: 2012.70.0840 (79-4-8)
Image: 2009.11.0039 (79-04-8)
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