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The purpose of the importation of Attic red-figured vases into Etruria
The purpose of the importation of Attic red-figured vases into Etruria

Author(s): Marta Korczyńska-Zdąbłarz
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.

Summary/Abstract: The reason for the importation of an enormous number of Greek vases into Tyrrhenian Etruria and the Po Valley remains in the sphere of more or less probable supposition. The reason for their importation is based on their archaeological context. The aim of this paper is to introduce and verify theories connected with the title subject. H. B. Walters (1905, 70-71), the famous researcher of ceramics who lived in the early 20th century, wrote that the number of Greek vases from Italy was sufficient to cover the whole history of Greek vase painting. Several years after the publication of Walters’ works, Sir J. D. Beazley claimed that the most important source of Attic vases was Vulci, followed by Tarquinia, Caere, Orvieto and Clusium (Cook 1960, 325; Beard and Robertson 1995, 1; Spivey 1995, 132; Spivey 1999, 15). The antiquities from ancient Greece discovered in Etruria undoubtedly provide information about the techniques and the style of many Attic workshops and they enable us to identify their chronology.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 135-156
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: English