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Catalogue of Greek Terracottas in the British Museum Volume III

Lucilla Burn Reynold A. Higgins Lucilla Burns



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British Museum Press
01 December 2001
History of art: ancient & classical art; Non-graphic art forms; Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; History; Antiques & collectables: ceramics & glass
This sequel to the Archaic and Classical volumes publishes almost 1,000 Hellenistic terracottas, each of which is illustrated and described in full. Arranged geographically, most of the Mediterranean is represented, excluding Egypt, southern Italy and Sicily, with each figure presented in the area where it was probably produced. Each regional section is introduced with a discussion of the area's findspots and history and technical data is presented in appendices. The general introduction outlines general questions of the evolution of artistic styles, techniques and functions of Hellenistic terracottas. The black and white plates illustrate every example, while the colour plates offer a representative selection of the range of clays found in the terracottas presented here and also of the coloured pigments used in their decoration.
By:   Lucilla Burn, Reynold A. Higgins, Lucilla Burns
Imprint:   British Museum Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 276mm,  Width: 219mm,  Spine: 38mm
ISBN:   9780714122212
ISBN 10:   0714122211
Pages:   528
Publication Date:   01 December 2001
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Foreword Bibliography and abbreviations General introduction 1. The Central Greek mainland 2. Northern Greece and the Black Sea cities 3. The Ionian islands, Crete and Melos 4. North-west Asia Minor 5. Caria and the Dodecanese 6. Cyrenaica 7. Cyprus, Tarsus and Syria Appendix 1 Neutron activation analysis of selected terracottas (M.J. Hughes) Appendix 2 Analysis of white grounds on some polychrome decorated terracottas (A. Middleton) Appendix 3 Polychrome decoration of Greek terracottas (R.A. Higgins) Appendix 4 Scientific examination of the gilding on Hellenistic terracotta figures (N. Meeks) Concordance A Registration and Catalogue numbers Concordance B Walter's Catalogue and new Catalogue numbers Index of find-sports and alleged provenances Index of donors Index of coroplasts' names General index Maps Colour plates, black and white plates

Lucilla Burn is an Assistant Keeper in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at The British Museum. She is the author of The Meidias Painter, Greek Myths, The British Museum Book of Greek and Roman Art and a forthcoming book on Hellenistic art. Reynold Higgins (1916-93) was from 1947 to 1977 Assistant Keeper and then Deputy Keeper in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at The British Museum. He is the author of Volumes I and II of the Catalogue of Terracottas in The British Museum and several other books.

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