Hammering Techniques in Greek and Roman Jewellery and Toreutics

Author: Michail Yu Treister

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004121508

Category: History

Page: 617

View: 4087

This reference work which brings together tools of ancient toreuts (matrices, punches) and actual finds of hammered metalwork offers new complex approaches to study a particular technique of Greek, Roman and relaterd toreutics and jewellery manufacture.

Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia

From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Author: Caspar Meyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019968233X

Category: Art

Page: 431

View: 4617

Drawing on evidence from archaeology, art history, and textual sources to contextualize Greco-Scythian metalwork in ancient society, Meyer offers unique introductions to the archaeology of Scythia and its ties to Asia and classical Greece, modern museum and visual culture studies, and the intellectual history of classics in Russia and the West.

Achaemenid Culture and Local traditions in Anatolia, Southern Caucasus and Iran

New Discoveries

Author: Askold Ivantchik,Vakhtang Licheli

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047423984

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 3354

This book contains articles concerning relationship between the ‘imperial’ culture of the Achaemenids and local traditions, including a publication of the unique painting from Tatarl? in Western Anatolia and the results of recent excavations in the Southern Caucasus and Iran. Originally published as issue 3-4 of Volume 13 (2007) of Brill's journal Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia.

Pontus and the Outside World

Studies in Black Sea History, Historiography, and Archaeology

Author: C. J. Tuplin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004121546

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 9731

This volume deploys both written (epigraphic, papyrological and literary) and archaeological (pottery, metalwork) evidence to cast new light on the economic, cultural and political contacts between Pontus and the Mediterranean world in the archaic, classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods.

Ancient West and East

Author: Gocha R. Tsetskhladze

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004128392

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 3794

This work is a bi-annual devoted to the study of the history and archaeology of the periphery of the Graeco-Roman world, concentrating on local societies and cultures and their interaction with the Graeco-Roman, Near Eastern and early Byzantine worlds.

Silk Road Art and Archaeology

Journal of the Institute of Silk Road Studies, Kamakura

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art, Ancient

Page: N.A

View: 373


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: History, Ancient

Page: N.A

View: 4072

Hellenistic Gold Eros Jewellery

Technique, Style and Chronology

Author: Monica M. Jackson

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

View: 1606

This work presents systematic and objective examination of the large corpus of Hellenistic gold Eros jewellery. By focusing on the question of the interconnections between the major centres of production - Egypt, South Italy and South Russia, Western Asia Minor, Greece and Syria a number of regional schools and new jewellery groups are identified. The keys to the discussion are the well documented find contexts from Northern Greece, South Italy and Tel Atrib (Egypt) that make it possible to arrive at a relative chronology for a particular type of Eros, found throughout the Hellenistic world. The morphological, stylistic, iconographic and technical continuities between Hellenistic jewellery and in particular the Eros motif ensure the successful use of this methodology. Evidence from Koroni in Attica and from several South Italian tomb groups has been examined in detail and dated, according to the methodology described above to ca. 240 BC. The study includes a discussion of the significance of Eros in the Hellenistic period. The study has shown the value of Eros jewellery as an indicator of the cultural life of the Hellenistic world - its values, literature and basic lore about nature and the arts. The Eros motif and its morphological lineage are traced through related depictions in contemporaneous decorative arts. The catalogue has brought together as much material as possible to establish a typology and chronology of Eros jewellery in the hope that it will provide the maximum amount of information for future studies. 32 plates, including 12 in colour, illustrate the work.

Greeks and natives in the Cimmerian Bosporus, 7th-1st centuries BC

proceedings of the international conferenece , October 2000, Taman, Russia

Author: Sergei L. Solovyov

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd


Category: Social Science

Page: 175

View: 8071

28 papers from an international conference held in Taman, Russia, in 2000. Contents: 1) Sinopean Amphorae, South-East and North-West (J. G. de Boer); 2) Attic Art of Fifth and Fourth Centuries BC and Art of the Cimmerian Bosporus (Jan Bouzek); 3) The Sindians of the Taman Peninsula ca. 400 BC: Polyaenus' Tirgitao, Numismatics and Demosthenes' Grandfather (David Braund); 4) Archaic Myrmekion (A. M. Butyagin); 5) Myrmekion in the Second Half of the 5th-Beginning of the 3rd Centuries BC: Investigation Results and Study Problems (D. E. Chistov); 6) 'Bosporan art': the Problem of Definition (L. I. Davydova); 7) Ionian Trade and Colonisation in the Iberian Peninsula: the Pottery Evidence (A. J. Dominguez); 8) Amphores 'Samiennes' archaiques de Mer Noire (approche archeometrique) (Pierre Dupont); 9) Archaeological Investigation of the Sanctuary in the Necropolis of the Tenginskoe II Site (Preliminary Publication) (V. R. Erlikh); 10) Boundaries and Plan of the Ancient Hermonassa: Archaeological Evidence (S. I. Finogenova); 11) Aspurgians and the Military Policy of Bosporus at the Turn of the First Century AD (V. A. Goroncharovskii); 12) Tanais River Region: Greek-Barbarian Relations in the 7th-6th Centuries BC (V. P. Kopylov); 13) Ancient Fountains and Monuments of the Northern Black Sea Littoral (A. V. Kruglov); 14) On the History of Ancient Agriculture on the Northern Black Sea Littoral (V. A. Kutaisov); 15) Iconographic Parallels between Terracottas from Western Asia Minor and the Black Sea (Claudia Lang-Auinger); 16) Pottery from the Kutlak Fortress in the Crimea (S. B. Lantsov and V. Y. Yurochkin); 17) Kytaia: Phases of History (E. A. Molev); 18) Sindian Cleft (A. A. Nikonov); 19) Early Scythian Burial Mounds in the Western Trans-Kuban Region: Ethnic Evidence (A. M. Novichikhin); 20) Origin-Legends of the Greek Colonisation of the Northern Black Sea Littoral: Historical Tradition and/or Literary Fiction (A. V. Podosinov); 21) The Western Part of Hellenistic Tanais (Tomasz Scholl); 22) Hand-made Pottery from Nymphaeum: Bronze and Early Iron Ages (S. N. Senatorov); 23) City of Nymphaeum: Excavation Results (1991-2000) (O. Y. Sokolova); 24) Chorai of Borysthenes, Olbia, Nymphaeum and Hermonassa: Investigation Results and Comparative Study (S. L. Solovyov); 25) Bemerkungen zum silbernen Kalbskopfrhyton in der Ermitage (Latife Summerer); 26) A Set of Ornaments from Burial No. 1 of the Elder Three Brothers Barrow (Mikhail Treister); 27) Cimmerian Bosporus: Main Phases of Pre-Roman History (Y. A. Vinogradov); 28) Bosporus: Panticapaeum and the Territorial State (A. A. Zavoikin).

Goldfunde aus dem Artemision von Ephesos

Author: Andrea M. Pülz,Birgit Bühler

Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences

ISBN: 9783700139478

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 9996

English summary: The gold objects derive from the excavations carried out between 1965 and 1994 in the Artemision of Ephesos by the Austrian Archaeological Institute. Most of the objects occurred in strata located under the Archaic kipteros and may thus be classified as originating from the second half of the seventh or the first half of the sixth century BC. They were deposited in the sanctuary as votive gifts. The vast majority are dress ornaments and jewellery, either worn directly on the body or sewn onto clothing such as appliques or pieces of sheet gold decorated with a variety of motives, spherical and drop-shaped pendants and beads (some of which look like fruit), pins with floral heads, fibulae (predominantly of Phrygian 'Asia Minor' type), brooches in the shape of birds of prey and boat-shaped earrings with, in some cases, elaborate decoration. There are also some figurines which are definitely worth of note such as anthropomorphic and zoomorphic statuettes. The Artemision is unique in the Archaic period with regard to the amount and variety of gold jewellery found there: No other sanctuary from this period has yielded a similar wealth of gold objects. By including an examination of most of the gold objects from the English excavations in the sanctuary (1904/05) it has been possible to add to the amount and variety of gold jewellery known to have exited. Published with funding from the Austrian Science Fund. German description: Aus den Grabungen 1965 bis 1994 im Artemision von Ephesos durch das Osterreichische Archaologische Institut (Leitung: A. Bammer) stammen 703 Goldobjekte, die als Votivgaben im Heiligtum niedergelegt wurden. Sie sind zeitlich in die zweite Halfte des 7. bis in die erste Halfte des 6. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. einzuordnen. Den grossten Prozentsatz machen Trachtzubehor und Schmuckstucke aus, die sich in direkt am Korper getragenem oder aber an der Kleidung o. a. befestigtem Schmuck einteilen lassen. Es uberwiegen Appliken oder Plattchen mit unterschiedlichen Motiven, schiffchenformige Ohrringe, teilweise mit zusatzlichen Verzierungen, kugel- und tropfenformige Anhanger und Perlen, die mitunter an Fruchte erinnern, Nadeln mit blutenartigen Kopfen, Fibeln, die hauptsachlich dem phrygischen "Asia Minor"-Typus entsprechen, "raubvogelformige" Broschen sowie einige figurliche Objekte (anthropo- und zoomorphe Statuetten). Die vielfaltigen Formen und Motive der vorgestellten Goldobjekte beziehen sich grossteils auf bestimmte Kategorien der Fauna und Flora, die mit der hier verehrten Gottheit in Verbindung gebracht werden konnen. Die Vielzahl und -falt an Goldschmuck aus dem Artemision der archaischen Epoche ist einzigartig, gibt es doch kein anderes zeitgleiches Heiligtum mit einer vergleichbaren Funddichte an Goldobjekten. Durch das Einbeziehen der Funde aus den englischen Grabungen im Heiligtum (1904/05) in die Auswertung und Interpretation konnte das Formenspektrum deutlich erweitert und die damit verbundenen Fragestellungen wie die Bedeutung der Goldfunde fur den Kult konkretisiert werden. Gedruckt mit Unterstutzung des Fonds zur Forderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung

Discovering the Greek Countryside at Metaponto

Author: Joseph Coleman Carter

Publisher: University of Michigan Press


Category: History

Page: 287

View: 2775

"This book stems from a Thomas Spencer Jerome Lecture delivered at the University of Michigan in 2000 and is a synthesis of the methods and results of the investigation of the chora of Metapontum carried out by the University of Texas, in collaboration with Italian authorities, over the last twenty-five years. The fieldwork was designed to address fundamental questions about all citizens of the polis, including the ethnic composition of the colonists and their relationship with indigenous populations; land allocation and use; economic changes over time; growth and shrinkage of the population; modes and places of worship; funeral rites; and correlations between rural and urban life."--BOOK JACKET.

Crimean Chersonesos

City, Chora, Museum, and Environs

Author: Joseph Coleman Carter,Glenn Randall Mack

Publisher: University of Texas at Austin Inst of

ISBN: 9780970887924

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 4813

Chersonesos was a stunning city in the ancient world, a Greek colony of the 5th century, a Roman port and imperial base and a Byzantine metropolis bedecked with fine buildings and monuments. Yet, it has also been a well kept secret due to its proximity to the centre for Russias Black Sea fleet which has, until now, kept visitors and scholars away. The publication of this guide to Chersonesos pre-empts a fifty-year plan by the National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos and the Institute of Classical Archaeology at the University of Texas, to explore and manage the site. This book brings to an English-speaking audience the wonderful history of Chersonesos, its monuments and environs over a two thousand year period and discusses its position as a highly influential city both in the Mediterranean and across the whole of Eurasia.

Trassologie an römischem Silber

Herstellungstechnische Untersuchungen am Hildesheimer Silberfund

Author: Barbara Niemeyer

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd


Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 3532

"A detailed study of the important silver hoard from Hildesheim, Germany"--Publisher's web site.

Studia Troica

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: N.A

View: 3517

Beyond the Steppe and the Sown

Proceedings of the 2002 University of Chicago Conference on Eurasian Archaeology

Author: David L. Peterson,Laura M. Popova,Adam T. Smith

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9789004146105

Category: Art

Page: 509

View: 9888

This collection of articles presents a wide array of fresh new perspectives on the archaeology of Eurasia from the Copper Age to early Mediaeval times, in the Independent States of the former USSR, as well as Turkey, China and Mongolia.

Scythian gold

treasures from ancient Ukraine

Author: Ellen D. Reeder,Esther Jacobson,Los Angeles County Museum of Art,Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.)

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams


Category: Art

Page: 352

View: 476

Published in conjunction with the November 2000 through December 2001 exhibition, "Gold of the Nomads: Scythian Treasures from Ancient Ukraine", this volume presents the most important Scythian gold objects in Ukraine, many of which were discovered only in the last two decades. The nine essays, color illustrations, and maps of civilizations of the ancient world and excavation sites combine analysis of the 172 pieces with an overview of recent advances in our understanding of Scythian culture.

Etruskische Wandmalerei

von der geometrischen Periode bis zum Hellenismus

Author: Stephan Steingräber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783829602280

Category: Etruria

Page: 326

View: 5271

Gold der Steppe

Archäologie der Ukraine

Author: Universität Kiel. Archäologisches Landesmuseum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Scythians

Page: 423

View: 579

Der Traum als Medizin

Author: Carl A. Meier

Publisher: Daimon

ISBN: 9783856300173

Category: Cults

Page: 201

View: 4017