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History of Ancient Pottery

History of Ancient Pottery
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  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108081894

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  • The Egyptologist Samuel Birch (1813–85) began to study Chinese at school, and obtained his first post at the British Museum cataloguing Chinese coins. He maintained his interest in Chinese civilisation throughout his life, but also collaborated with C. T. Newton on a catalogue of Greek and Etruscan vases, and with Sir Henry Rawlinson on cuneiform inscriptions, while also specialising in the examination and cataloguing of the Museum's growing collection of Egyptian papyri and other artefacts. Birch describes this two-volume, highly illustrated work on ancient pottery, published in 1858, as filling a perceived need: 'A work has long been required which should embody the general history of the fictile art of the ancients.' It covers the composition and techniques of the pottery of ancient Egypt and Assyria, and then moves on to the ceramics of Greece and Rome, with a short final section in Volume 2 on 'Celtic, Teutonic, and Scandinavian pottery'.

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    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108081894
    • length: 910 pages
    • dimensions: 224 x 142 x 58 mm
    • weight: 1.15kg
    • contains: 219 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Introduction
    Part I. Egyptian and Oriental Pottery:
    1. Antiquity of the art
    2. Glazed ware
    3. Assyrian pottery
    Part II. Greek Pottery:
    1. Etymology
    2. Greek vases
    3. Glazed vases
    4. Glazed vases (cont.)
    5. Glazed vases (cont.)
    6. Glazed vases (cont.). Volume 2: Part II. Greek Pottery (cont.):
    7. Glazed vases (cont.)
    8. Ancient potters
    9. Uses of vases
    10. Sites of ancient potteries
    Part III. Etruscan Pottery:
    1. Etruscan terra-cottas
    Part IV. Roman Pottery:
    1. Bricks
    2. Statues
    3. Vases
    4. Division of Roman pottery
    5. Glazed Roman pottery
    Part V. Celtic, Teutonic, and Scandinavian Pottery:
    1. Celtic pottery
    Appendix
    Index.

  • Author

    Samuel Birch

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