Use and Appreciation of Mycenaean Pottery (Hardcover)

In the Levant, Cyprus and Italy (ca. 1600-1200 BC)

By Gert Jan vana Wijngaarden

Amsterdam University Press, 9789053564820, 400pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2003

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Pottery made in the Aegean during the Late Bronze Age has been found in many parts of the Mediterranean—Mycenaean dinner and storage vessels, for example, have been discovered at some four hundred sites outside Greece. These artifacts provide one of the main sources of information on Mycenaean trade and interregional contact, but the role of pottery in international exchange during this period is still not properly understood. Gert Jan van Wijngaarden brings us closer with this study, which investigates patterns of consumption for the three biggest importers of Mycenaean pottery: the Levant, Cyprus, and Italy.