Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2012

6 December 2012

The Hagia Photia Cemetery II: The Pottery

Costis Davaras & Philip P. Betancourt

The Hagia Photia Cemetery II: The Pottery

City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Year: 2012

Publisher: INSTAP Academic Press

Series: Prehistory Monographs 34

Description: Hardback, 340 p., 18 illustrations in text, 21 b/w figures, 69 b/w plates, 28,5x21,7 cm


The publication of the Hagia Photia Cemetery is planned in three volumes. The first volume, which has already been published (Davaras and Betancourt 2004), pre­sented the tomb groups and the architecture. The second volume about the excavation of the Hagia Photia cemetery focuses on the pottery. The third volume will present the obsidian, stone finds, metal objects, and other discoveries.

The Early Minoan (EM) I tombs at Hagia Photia included the largest assemblage of vessels in Cycladic style known from Crete as well as vases from production work­shops in Crete. The pottery is extremely important for several reasons, including the definition of the EM I ceramic styles that were being used as funerary offerings in this part of Crete, the establishment of the chronological synchronisms between Crete and the Cyclades, and information on the history of the Minoan pottery industry. When compared with other deposits from EM I Crete, the pottery helps us to estab­lish a better understanding of the ceramic development within the first Minoan time period.


List of Illustrations in the Text [vii]

List of Figures [ix]

List of Plates [xiii]

Preface [xvii]

List of Abbreviations [xix]


1. Introduction [3]

2. Catalog of Cycladic Style Pottery [5]

3. Catalog of Cretan Pottery [79]  


4. General Discussion [93]

APPENDIX A: Peter M. Day, Anno Hein, Louise Joyner, Vassilis Kilikoglou, Evangelia Kiriatzi, Alexandra Tsolakidou & David E. Wilson, Petrographic and Chemical Analysis of Pottery from the Cemetery at Hagia Photia, Siteia [115]

References [139]

Concordance of Museum and Catalog Numbers [147]

Index [161]




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