The Formative History of the Lagynos: Some Suggestion

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The Hellenistic lagynos may be defined as “a type of one-handled, thin-necked pitcher made in a great variety of fabrics from the 3rd to the 1st century” (Rotroff 1997, 226). The purpose of this paper is to suggest that a type of jug found embedded in cargoes of Chian transport amphorae in two shipwrecks of the Late Classical Period could have been its possible prototype. It is suggested that Chios could have been the birthplace of the lagynos and that it was probably invented by potters involved in the production of Chian transport amphorae.
TitelMANUFACTURERS AND MARKETS : The Contributions of Hellenistic Pottery to Economies Large and Small Proceedings of the 4th Conference of IARPotHP, Athens, November 2019, 11th–14th
RedaktørerLaura Rembart , Alice Waldner
Antal sider8
ForlagPhoibos Verlag
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-85161-276-9
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-85161-277-6
StatusUdgivet - 2022