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Title: The iconography of Attic Late Geometric II pottery
Author: Rombos, Theodora
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date of Award: 1987
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The thesis is an attempt to view the iconography of Attic vase-painting of the Late Geometric II period, in relation to the previous Late Geometric I period as well as the ensuing Early Protoattic and to establish and interpret the origin and meaning of the various iconographic themes. The main body of the work begins with a detailed look at those iconographic representations which are found in both Late Geometric I and Late Geometric II. The purely decorative animal representations such as goats, deer and horses are studied first, while the more complex narrative scenes such as prothesis and chariot representations follow. Chapter II deals only with the Late Geometric II innovations, for example riders, man and lions, as well as animals, grazing horses, bulls, dogs and fantastic animals such as centaurs, sphinxes and winged goats. In chapter III, three different workshops are studied, each one distinguished for its predilection for specific iconographic themes, such as hunting, cult scenes and the various schemes of man with horses and horses with tripods. In all three chapters the iconography of other areas of the Greek world especially Euboea, Boeotia, Argos and Crete is drawn for comparison and the possible influences of the Mycenaean world as well as the Near East are also considered. New workshops and individual painters are also studied; since the main subject of the thesis is iconography and not workshops, these new workshops are included in the Appendix. Finally the relationship between iconography and shape, and iconography and workshops is studied.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Archaeology