Wall paintings and social context : the Northeast Bastion at Ayia Irini

Title
Wall paintings and social context : the Northeast Bastion at Ayia Irini / by Lyvia Morgan.
Author
Morgan, Lyvia,
Publication
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : INSTAP Academic Press, 2020.
  • ©2020

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Description
xxxii, 533 pages, 74 pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color); 32 cm.
Series Statement
Keos : results of excavations conducted by the University of Cincinnati under the auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens ; volume XI
Uniform Title
Keos; v. 11.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Electronic books.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
List of Tables and Figures in the Text -- List of Plates -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- Prologue : Perception and Interpretation : the Process -- Art in Context, Art as Text -- Experiencing Wall Paintings -- Images and Memory -- A Personal Journey -- Visualization : Reconstructing the Fragmentary -- Part I : The Place -- Chapter 1 : Ayia Irini and the Northeast Bastion -- Kea and the Aegean Islands -- The Fortified Town of Ayia Irini and Its Surroundings -- The Northeast Bastion -- Contexts and Chronology of the Northeast Bastion Paintings -- Wall Paintings at Ayia Irini -- Part IIA : Miniature Frieze -- Chapter 2 : Human Figures : Body and Society -- The Gendered Body -- Individuality, Movement, and Gestures -- Dressing the Body -- Social Roles of Gender -- Occupations and Actions -- Community, Status, and Role -- Summary -- Catalog of Human Figures -- Chapter 3 : Vehicles : Ships and Chariot -- Ships -- Chariot -- Summary -- Catalog of Vehicles -- Chapter 4 : Buildings : Urban Space -- Comparative Images -- Scale and Spatial Organization -- Facades and Walls -- Doorways and Windows -- Rooftops -- Shipsheds? -- Summary -- Catalog of Buildings -- Chapter 5 : Animals : Hunting and Herding -- Deer -- Dogs -- Goats, Sheep, and Unidentified Animals -- Horses -- Summary -- Catalog of Animals -- Chapter 6 : Landscape, Seascape, and The Sky -- Miniature Landscape and the Ambiguity of Blue -- Plants and the Land -- Rocks and Hills -- Marsh and Streams -- River, Reeds, and Grasses -- Sea and Sky -- Summary and Conclusions -- Catalog of Landscape -- Chapter 7 : Visualizing the Past : the Composition of the Miniature Frieze -- Figure 7.1 : Town by a River -- Figure 7.2 : Buildings -- Figure 7.3 : Women and Buildings -- Figure 7.4 : Thistles and Descending Rocks -- Figure 7.5 : Building and Plants -- Figure 7.6 : Horse and Building -- Figure 7.7 : Herder with Goat -- Figure 7.8 : Cauldrons and Ships Scene -- Figure 7.9 : Paddlers -- Figure 7.10 : Chariot -- Figure 7.11 : Procession of Men -- Figure 7.12 : Men by River -- Figure 7.13 : Men by Rocks or Sea -- Figure 7.14 : Men by Rocks -- Figure 7.15 : Fragments of Men -- Figure 7.16 : Hunter with Prey -- Figure 7.17 : Deer and Dogs -- Figure 7.18 : Sea and Rocks with Men, or Sky and Descending Rocks -- Figures 7.19-7.24 : Marsh Landscape with River and Sea -- Figure 7.25 : Rocky Landscape -- Figure 7.26 : Cauldrons and Ships Scene with Rocky Landscape -- Figures 7.27 and 7.28 : a View of the Room with the Miniature Frieze -- Conclusions : Structure and Meanings -- Part IIB : Plant Panels -- Chapter 8 : Plant Panels -- The Plant Panels in Their Architectural Setting -- Bramble and Myrtle -- Grasses, Reeds, and Leaves -- Visualizing Room N.18 -- Summary and Conclusions -- Catalog of Plant Panels -- Part III : Chapter 9 : Materials, Techniques, and Pigments -- Plaster and the Surface of the Wall -- Paint to Plaster : Fresco versus Secco -- Pigments Used in the Paintings -- Pigments Found on the Site -- Summary -- Chapter 10 : Color and Artistic Performance : the Process of Painting -- Color -- Planning the Scenes -- Applying the Paints -- Choosing and Using the Colors -- Summary -- Part IV : Paintings as Cultural Signifiers -- Chapter 11 : Intercultural Connections : the Aegean World -- Miniature Paintings and Architectural Space -- Craft and Visual Planning -- Iconography -- Cultural Interrelationships -- The Social Role of Miniature Wall Paintings -- Artists and Patrons -- The Power of Paint : Community and Trade -- Summary -- Chapter 12 : Feasts, Festivals, and Social Context -- Feasting and Social Dynamics in the Ancient World -- Iconography of Feasts, Festivals, and Gift Exchange -- Feasting and Social Context at Ayia Irini : the Iconographic Program -- Inside and Outside the Northeast Bastion -- Drink, Food, and Vessels -- Participants : Hosts and Guests -- Summary -- Epilogue : Wall Paintings and Memory -- Festivals and Ritualized Action -- Pageantry and Paintings -- Landscape and Memory -- Concluding Thoughts -- Appendices and Concordances -- Appendix A. Miscellaneous Fragments and Border Bands -- Appendix B. Scientific Analysis of Painted Plasters from Ayia Irini -- Background to the Sampling, by Lyvia Morgan and Ellen Davis... -- Analytical Data and Results, by Vassilis Perdikatsis -- Concordance A. Fragments of the Miniature Frieze by Context -- Concordance B. Fragments of the Miniature Frieze by Catalog Number -- Concordance C. Past and Present Catalog Numbers -- References -- Index -- Plates.
Call Number
JFG 21-104
ISBN
  • 9781931534970
  • 1931534977
LCCN
2019039887
OCLC
1130322909
Author
Morgan, Lyvia, author.
Title
Wall paintings and social context : the Northeast Bastion at Ayia Irini / by Lyvia Morgan.
Publisher
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : INSTAP Academic Press, 2020.
Copyright Date
©2020
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
Keos : results of excavations conducted by the University of Cincinnati under the auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens ; volume XI
Keos; v. 11.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
"This book presents the results of the study of the wall paintings from the Northeast Bastion at Ayia Irini, situating them within the wider social context of Kea and the Aegean world. Like the spectacularly well-preserved Akrotiri on Thera, with which these paintings are contemporary, Ayia Irini thrived 3,500 years ago. But unlike Akrotiri, Ayia Irini was not protected by a layer of volcanic ash. When the site was excavated in the 1960s-1970s by the University of Cincinnati under the auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the paintings had long since collapsed, fracturedinto thousands of small pieces. This study attempts to bring the wall paintings back to life. Within the Northeast Bastion was a miniature frieze and, in the adjacent room, large-scale panels of plants. Human action set within townscapes, landscapes, and the sea presents a vivid account of the social life and environment of the people for whom this harbor town was vital within the trading network of the time. This bookexploresthe social implications of the fascinating and often unique iconographyof the paintingswhose setting within a fortification wall is quite extraordinary. The volume is profusely illustrated with color drawings, visualizations, and photographs"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Form:
Online version: Morgan, Lyvia Ayia Irini Philadelphia : INSTAP Academic Press, 2019. 9781623034214 (DLC) 2019039888
Research Call Number
JFG 21-104
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