Greek and Etruscan Vases: Shapes and Markets
The eight essays published in this volume address topics relating to the production, consumption and trade of painted pottery in the Ancient Mediterranean World, during the Archaic and Classical periods, with special emphasis on the Italian Peninsula, Greece and the Balkans. Important questions on the use, function and role of vases at a broader social or religious level have also been taken into account, by focusing on the response of individual clients to both imports and local vases, or by examining specific shapes traded in both the home market and overseas. Another goal attempted, and to a large extent fulfilled, was to present fresh material, newly excavated or recently studied. Above all, our aim was to present original studies that may be considered valuable contributions in vase scholarship.