Vasi attici a figure rosse da Segesta: i materiali dello scarico di Grotta Vanella

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The study sets out to give a frame of reference of the imports of Attic figured vases in Segesta, analysing artists, shapes and iconography of this production. The fragments of Attic red-figured vases come from the so-called Grotta Vanella deposit at Segesta, which consists of materials dumped from the summit of Mount Barbaro, the North Acropolis. The examination of the ceramic finds showed a good variety of formal typologies and the prevalence of specific functional categories dedicated to the consumption of wine, which is reflected in other ceramic classes. The chronology has been established on the attribution of fragments to workshops or groups of painters and by comparison with finds from archaeological contexts.The iconographic study, limited by the size of the fragments, has registered the presence of specific subjects but few mythological scenes. Segesta has a great number of Attic figured vases compared to other indigenous sites.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)415-425
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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