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2009 | 45 | I-II | 155-164
Article title

ATTIC POTTERY IN EARLY CLASSICAL THESSALY. A CASE STUDY FROM ACHAIA PHTHIOTIS

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This paper attributes a previously unnoticed Attic black-figured lekythos kept in the Archaeological Museum of Volos to the Pholos Group (ca. 470 BC) and discusses its findspot in the peripheral Thessalian district of Achaia Phthiotis. Beyond an art-historical appreciation of the hastily-drawn chariot scene on this lekythos and a discussion of stylistic parallels, which include a lekythos in Prague, it is argued that such lekythoi were socially important for their shape and small size that made them easily transportable. The assumed scarcity of Attic pottery in Thessaly can be questioned given that a considerable amount of Attic pottery from Thessalian locations is mentioned only in passing or remains unpublished in museum storage. Small late black-figured lekythoi predominate amongst Attic pottery shapes in Thessaly. The popularity of such lekythoi can become indicative of human mobility across the landscape and the consumption of imported (grave) goods by social groups other than elites.
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Volume
45
Issue
Pages
155-164
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ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Katerina Volioti, redakce Eirene, Kabinet pro klasicka studia AV CR, Na Florenci 3, 110 00 Praha1, Czech Republic
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10CZAAAA073816
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bwmeta1.element.1e81d937-e12b-3d5c-9ce7-e48bc013a20b
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