The re-examination of the edited documentation on the vases produced on Attic model in Archaic Sicily suggests, as regards black-glazed pottery and ceramics with ornamental decoration, a direct repeat of the models, which were only slightly changed, apart from few exceptions. On the other hand the figured vases only offer sporadic evidence of occasional attempts; these have not developed into a flourishing production of handicraft, able to affect the local markets. These vases were produced between the last decades of the sixth and the beginning of the fifth century B.C., when Attic trade was expanding in Sicily. They came up as eclectic reworking of Athenian models, or 'derived' productions (Hyblae Class), locally made by Attic craftsmen. Instead the case of the native crater of Sabucina remains isolated, which reworks decorative patterns and figured subjects deriving from the Lydos workshop. This is a free reinterpretation of models, which also appears in the production of linear decoration craters, in the context of the 'native' handicrafts of Greek imitation vases, maybe partly inspired by products of colonial imitation.
|Number of pages||35|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|