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BOOKS | 2012

19 May 2013

Painting Practices in White Painted and White Slip Wares

Louise C. Maguire

Painting Practices in White Painted and White Slip Wares

City: Wien

Year: 2012

Publisher: Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften

Series: Denkschriften der Gesamtakademie 74 / Contributions to the Chronology of the Eastern Mediterranean 33

Description: Paperback, 139 p., 72 figures and 15 plates in color, 30.4x23.5 cm.


The regional development of Cyprus and the on-going changes on the island are highly interesting topics, which were investigated in several studies in recent years by the SCIEM 2000 Cyprus project. This book by Louise Maguire represents a new departure from the traditional analysis of material culture; she has analysed pottery decoration by looking at traces of painting practices. This very meticulous and detailed study is a fresh approach which may help to disentangle some crucial technological developments and expand our knowledge of social behaviour on the island during the Middle Cypriot and Late Cypriot periods. The painting practices of White Painted Wares (WP II – VI and their variants), Proto White Slip and White Slip Ware have been painstakingly deconstructed. It is evident from this study, that the discovery of different brushstroke behaviour across the ware groups, has an impact on current regional and chronological interpretations. The book consists of 4 sections describing individual items from each ware group, conclusions and contains 72 figures and 15 colour plates. 


Bibliographical Abbreviations [7]
Ceramic Abbreviations [8]
Preface by the Principal Investigator [9]
Acknowledgements [11]  

Section 1: Pottery and Painting Practice

Introduction [13]

Ceramic chronology and classification [14]

Local variation [16]

Individual variation [17]

Discussion [22]

The potter within the community [24]

Communities of practice [26]  

Section 2: White Painted Ware Positioning Practices

Introduction [29]

Methodology [29]

Sample [31]

Data [31]

Results [76]  

Summary [77]  

Section 3: White Slip Ware Positioning Practices  

Proto White Slip Ware [81]

Summary [102]  

Section 4: Conclusions [103]

Future research [105]

Appendix – Provenance [107]

Bibliography [115]

List of Figures [121]
List of Plates [122]
Plates [107]


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