Black Glazed Pottery Decorated in the Style of “West Slope” from Panticapaeum Cover Image
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Чернолаковая керамика с росписью в стиле «West Slope» из раскопок Пантикапея
Black Glazed Pottery Decorated in the Style of “West Slope” from Panticapaeum

Author(s): Tatyana V. Egorova
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Ancient World
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Attica; Pergamum; Panticapaeum; Hellenistic period; Black Glazed pottery

Summary/Abstract: Ongoing researches of Panticapaeum enable us to refine structure and chronology of a ceramic complex in the Hellenistic period. About 10 % of the Hellenistic black-glazed pottery detected during the excavations of Panticapaeum is ornamented in the West Slope style. There are only imported ceramics from Attica, Pergamum and, possible, some other centers. Attic West Slope vases are twice as many as Pergamum. Most of Attic examples are dated to the second quarter of the 3rd century BC. West Slope pottery from Pergamum is almost completely displaced by Attic imports from the beginning of the 2nd century BC. Among the West Slope wares, most frequently Classical shapes of drinking cups, preserved into the early Hellenistic period, as well as vessels for wine service and for oil and covered toilet boxes were decorated in this style. The new creations of Hellenistic period among drinking cups or vessels for wine have not been so popular and they are represented by the production of Pergamon workshops with a few exceptions. Ornamental motifs are not well diversified. Among all the images predominant are different Floral Garlands and geometric pattern. Some fragments of Attic ware dated by second quarter — middle of the 3rd century BC can be associated with Bracket Leaf Group, Edwards and Dikeras Group, which have been identified and described by S. Rotroff.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 259-276
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Russian