Author: Michail Yu Treister
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.
From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity
Author: Caspar Meyer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
Author: Askold Ivantchik,Vakhtang Licheli
Category: Social Science
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.
Studies in Black Sea History, Historiography, and Archaeology
Author: C. J. Tuplin
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.
Author: Gocha R. Tsetskhladze
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.
Kolloquium im Zschortau/Sachsen vom 13.2.-15.2.2003
Author: Michail Yu Treister
Category: Material culture
Journal of the Institute of Silk Road Studies, Kamakura
Category: Art, Ancient
Category: History, Ancient
Technique, Style and Chronology
Author: Monica M. Jackson
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
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.
proceedings of the international conferenece , October 2000, Taman, Russia
Author: Sergei L. Solovyov
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
Category: Social Science
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).
Author: Andrea M. Pülz,Birgit Bühler
Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences
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
Author: Joseph Coleman Carter
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
"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.
City, Chora, Museum, and Environs
Author: Joseph Coleman Carter,Glenn Randall Mack
Publisher: University of Texas at Austin Inst of
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.
Herstellungstechnische Untersuchungen am Hildesheimer Silberfund
Author: Barbara Niemeyer
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
Category: Social Science
"A detailed study of the important silver hoard from Hildesheim, Germany"--Publisher's web site.
Category: Excavations (Archaeology)
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
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.
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
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.
von der geometrischen Periode bis zum Hellenismus
Author: Stephan Steingräber
Archäologie der Ukraine
Author: Universität Kiel. Archäologisches Landesmuseum