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The Derveni krater : masterpiece of classical Greek metalwork

Author: Beryl Barr-Sharrar
Publisher: Princeton : American School of Classical Studies at Athens, ©2008.
Series: Ancient art and architecture in context, 1.
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This beautifully illustrated book represents the first full publication of the most elaborate metal vessel from the ancient world yet discovered. Found in an undisturbed Macedonian tomb of the late  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beryl Barr-Sharrar
ISBN: 9780876619629 0876619626
OCLC Number: 166255092
Description: xvi, 239 pages, 32 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 30 cm.
Contents: Machine derived contents note: ONE Metal Vessels in Macedonian History 1 --
TWO The Derveni Tombs 9 --
Cist Tombs and the Pit Grave 10 --
Discovery of the Derveni Krater 18 --
THREE The Derveni Krater 29 --
Description and Technology of Production 31 --
Repouss6 Relief Friezes 31 --
Decoration on the Neck 36 --
Added Elements on the Mouth and Foot 38 --
Handles 39 --
Statuettes on the Shoulder 42 --
Inscription on the Lip 43 --
Date of the Krater 44 --
FOUR Precursors to the Derveni Krater 47 --
Origin of the Attic Sth-Century A-Type 55 --
Description of the A-Type Volute Krater 56 --
A-Type Handles and the Derveni Krater 59 --
Deviations from the Predominant Handle Pattern 61 --
Neo-Attic Marble Volute Kraters 62 --
The New Shape of the Attic Red-Figure Volute Krater 62 --
Workshop Scene on the Caputi Hydria 66 --
An Attic Red-Figure Adaptation of the A-Type Volute Krater 69 --
South Italian Copies of the Handles 71 --
FIVE Elaborated Volute Kraters of the Late 5th and Early 4th Centuries 73 --
Tradition and Innovation 76 --
Evidence for Other Elaborated Metal Volute Kraters 79 --
The New Volute Mask 83 --
Figures on Krater Shoulders 85 --
Surface Elaborations of Raised Metal Vessels 89 --
Origin and 5th-Century Use of Elaborated Metal Vessels 90 --
The Volumetric Tongues on the Derveni Krater 92 --
six Relief Friezes, Further Elaboration, Floral Ornament, and Workshops 101 --
The Mouth 104 --
Further Surface Elaboration 104 --
Addition of the Major Cast Elements 105 --
Metal Relief Ware of the Late 5th and Early 4th Centuries 106 --
Repouss6 Mirror Cover Decorations, 375-350 109 --
Floral Ornamentation 110 --
Workshop Considerations 112 --
SEVEN The Major Repoussi Frieze 115 --
Dionysos and Ariadne 118 --
The Maenads 122 --
The Hunter 149 --
The Silenos 154 --
EIGHT Animal Friezes, Volute Masks, and Cast Shoulder Figures 159 --
The Lowest Register of Friezes 160 --
The Repouss6 Animal Frieze on the Neck 163 --
The Masks of Male Deities 166 --
The Solid Cast Bronze Figures on the Shoulder 168 --
NINE The Uses and Workshop Origin of the Derveni Krater 177 --
Initial Purpose of the Derveni Krater 180 --
Final Use of the Derveni Krater 181 --
Iconography of the Derveni Krater 182 --
Workshop of the Derveni Krater 184.
Series Title: Ancient art and architecture in context, 1.
Responsibility: by Beryl Barr-Sharrar.
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