Athenian black gloss pottery: A view from the west

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Excavation of archaic Morgantina (c.700-450 BC), Sicily, has brought to light a significant pattern in the distribution of imported Greek pottery. This pattern, which shows a preference for imports with features that referred to metal vessels, is echoed at sites around the western Mediterranean. We argue that the preference for certain types was communicated back to Greek producers, and that it also reflects the particular local interests of non-Greeks, who associated metallic features not only with wealth, but also with their own ancestral traditions. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Walsh, JSP; Antonaccio, C

Published Date

  • February 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 47 - 67

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1468-0092

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0262-5253

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/ojoa.12026

Citation Source

  • Scopus