The Berlin Foundry Cup: The Casting of Greek Bronze Statuary in the Early Fifth Century B.C.

@article{Mattusch1980TheBF,
  title={The Berlin Foundry Cup: The Casting of Greek Bronze Statuary in the Early Fifth Century B.C.},
  author={Carol C. Mattusch},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  year={1980},
  volume={84},
  pages={435 - 444}
}
The Berlin Foundry Cup presents important information about bronze casting techniques and about the style of bronze statues in the early fifth century B. C. While the interior of the cup depicts the relatively common mythological scene of Hephaistos readying the armor for Achilles, the exterior preserves the most detailed picture of a bronze foundry that we have in scenes which must be contemporary with the time at which the cup was produced. The two statues painted on the cup must represent… 

FIGURES IN MOTION: AN IONIAN PERSPECTIVE ON THE SEVERE STYLE

  • Anja Slawisch
  • Linguistics
    The Annual of the British School at Athens
  • 2019
A re-examination of three marble sculpture fragments from Miletos and their dating provides the catalyst for a revised approach to the source of the Severe Style both in chronological and

Anatomical models and wax Venuses: art masterpieces or scientific craft works?

TLDR
The art of wax modelling has an ancient origin but rose to prominence in 14th century Italy with the cult of votive artefacts and continued to survive in a scientific environment, where it flourished in the study of normal and pathological anatomy, obstetrics, zoology and botany.

Votive Body Parts in Greek and Roman Religion

This book examines a type of object that was widespread and very popular in classical antiquity - votive offerings in the shape of parts of the human body. It collects examples from four principal

Images of Artisans on Etruscan and Italic Gems

As the ancient sources make clear, the Etruscans excelled in many fields of artistic craft, especially in the production of jewelry and bronzes. They also produced numerous gems, a small number of

Cultural evolution in the Age of Athens: drift and selection in Greek figure-painted pottery

Variation in Greek figure-painted pottery has previously been unsystematically described as the result of social, political and art historical influences. In this study we propose that variation

Identifying a Roman Casting Pit at Tel Dor, Israel: Integrating Field and Laboratory Research

Abstract The functional identification of industrial features is difficult when few characteristic artifacts are preserved. We studied a Roman-period pyrotechnological feature at Tel Dor, Israel,

The Memory of Greek Battle: Material Culture and/as Narrative of Combat

Warfare in ancient Greece presents us with a fascinating insight not only into the workings of memory, but also into the intersections of memory, trauma, and material culture. From the Iliad to the

Breaking the Mould: Pliny’s Natural History 34.52 and Sculptural Technique

Les études sur ce passage ont tenté de rattacher le terme ars à un style artistique, mais n’ont réussi à expliquer ni la formule « abandon-puisrenaissance », présente dans l’extrait en question, ni

Wealth, Profit, and Social Capital in the Greek Magical Papyri

The spells in behalf of commerical artisans seek not only financial success but also qualities like charm, favor, and reputation, showing an awareness of the importance of social capital in