Use and Appreciation of Mycenaean Pottery in the Levant, Cyprus and Italy (1600-1200 BC)

Use and Appreciation of Mycenaean Pottery in the Levant, Cyprus and Italy (1600-1200 BC)

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Pottery made in the Aegean during the Late Bronze Age has been found in many parts of the Mediterranean—Mycenaean dinner and storage vessels, for example, have been discovered at some four hundred sites outside Greece. These artifacts provide one of the main sources of information on Mycenaean trade and interregional contact, but the role of pottery in international exchange during this period is still not properly understood. Gert Jan van Wijngaarden brings us closer with this study, which investigates patterns of consumption for the three biggest importers of Mycenaean pottery: the Levant, Cyprus, and Italy.


Blackwell North Amer
Pottery made in the Aegean during the Late Bronze Age has been found widely distributed in many parts of the Mediterranean. At some four hundred sites outside Greece, Mycenaean dinner and storage vessels, as well as figurines have been discovered. This class of archaeological artifacts constitutes one of the main sources by which to study Mycenaean interregional contact. The role of pottery in international exchange during this period is not properly understood. That role depended on the patterns of consumption in the societies importing Mycenaean pottery. In this book, such patterns of consumption are investigated for the Levant, Cyprus and Italy.
For each of these areas, three sites have been selected for a detailed analysis of the cultural contexts of Mycenaean pots. Variations and similarities between these sites form the basis for a discussion of the cultural significance of this class of material in each of the three Mediterranean regions as a whole.

Univ of Chicago Div of the
Pottery made in the Aegean during the Late Bronze Age has been found in many parts of the Mediterranean--Mycenaean dinner and storage vessels, for example, have been discovered at some four hundred sites outside Greece. These artifacts provide one of the main sources of information on Mycenaean trade and interregional contact, but the role of pottery in international exchange during this period is still not properly understood. Gert Jan van Wijngaarden brings us closer with this study, which investigates patterns of consumption for the three biggest importers of Mycenaean pottery: the Levant, Cyprus, and Italy.



Publisher: [Amsterdam] : Amsterdam University Press, ©2002
ISBN: 9780585495873
0585495874
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (vii, 441 pages) : illustrations, maps

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