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Greek Pottery

An Introduction

By (author) Brian Sparkes
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Manchester University Press, Manchester, United Kingdom
Published: 21st Nov 1991
Dimensions: w 138mm h 216mm
ISBN-10: 0719022363
ISBN-13: 9780719022364
Barcode No: 9780719022364
This work deals with classical Greek pottery from a number of points of view - technique, period, place of production, function, shape, decoration and distribution. The book places an emphasis on the every-day uses of Greek pottery - as containers for water, wine, fish, honey and olives, for example - and does not treat it as art. The author explains the importance of clay as a fundamental natural resource in the lives of the ancient Greeks, stressing its versatility as a container in varying conditions of heat and cold. The book aims to offer a broad picture of Greek pottery that gives an idea of its variety and importance without dwelling too heavily upon the high-quality figured vases. The book is intended for the use of students of classical Greek civilization.

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