Bretschneider Online Periodici
Rivista di Archeologia - Bretschneider Periodici Online
ISSN 0392-0895


2002 - Vol. xxVI

- 158 pagine di testo
- LXXII tavole con 157 illustrazioni



Graves with caliciform beakers at the neolithic cemetery of R12 in the Northen Dongola Reach (Kawa, Sudan)
[pagg. 5-7]
The second season of excauations has allowed to bring to light a group of graves in the cemetery hill core with impressive furniture and the discovery of a possibly earlier group of graves furnished with elegantly decorated tulip beakers.


The second campaign of excavation at the R12 neolithic cemetery in the Northen Dongola Reach (Sudan): preliminary analysis of the human skeletal remains
[pagg. 8-15]
The second year of excavation of R12 cemetery offered further material for the anthropological work which will subsequently continue as a lab research. Only preliminary assessments of the excavated burials from Grave 31 to Grave 60 are reported here.


A buddhist town at Seeraj in upper Sindh (Khairpur, Pakistan): historical, chronological, archaeometrical and archaeobotanical aspects
[pagg. 16-29]
The town of Seeraj (Sheraz) is located along the central-western fringes of the Rohri Hills ín Khairpur district of northern Sindh. The site is almost unknown to archaeologists, and has never been mentioned in the literature that deals with the monumental sites of Sindh of the Buddhist period. During a series of preliminary surveys carried out in the area, potsherds and archaeobotanical remains were collected for scientific analyses. The radiocarbon date obtained from a charcoal sample indicates that Seeraj was destroyed during the first half of the Eighth century AD when the Arabs conquered Upper Sindh. The scíentific analysis of a number of specific ceramic potsherds and bangles has provided us with the first information on the technology employed in pottery manufacture. The anthracological identifications indicate that most of the material analysed comes from structures that can be attributed to private and public constructions.


Due tesori archeologici dal sud della Cina. La tomba monumentale del secondo re di Nan Yue ed il giardino del palazzo reale a Canton (II sec. a.C.)
[pagg. 30-37]
This article describes two important archaeological treasures unearthed in Canton in southern China: the tomb of the second king of Nan Yue and the garden of the royal Nan Yue palace. It analyses these finds at the light of earlier studies conducted on the tomb site and recent studies devoted to Chinese burial art.


Intagli inediti di stile globulare del Museo Archeologico di Venezia
[pagg. 38-42]
Only a small collection of scarabs of the etrusco-italic production is kept at the Archaeological Museum of Venice. In this paper a few intaglios of globular style are taken into consideration. All of them are unpublished.


Puzzling postures and their meanings: the case of the L. M. Painter and his associates
[pagg. 43-48]
This paper considers the questíon of postures on some scenes composed of single figures painted by the Painter of the Louvre Maid (the L. M. Painter) and his associates. The paper begins by attributing to one hand in this Attic workshop a prevíously unpublished squat lekythos in Jerusalem and three others, in Athens, Eleusis and Volos. It then ídentifies the unclear postures portrayed on these vases as postures of dance and play. The suggestion is made that these vase-paintings are meaningful quotes of larger, multifigural scenes where similar women dance and play in the presence of Aphrodite, Eros, and numerous personifications. By extension, ít is suggested that the symbolism of the women portrayed by the L. M. Painter and his associates is closely connected with that of the women on the larger scenes. It will be argued that both reflect the period's pervading spirit of escapism and interest in youth during the Peloponessian wars (437-404 B.C.), and may also allude to the love games and other arts of seductíon needed to ensure women prospective husbands. Also, the identification of the postures with activities of dance and play sheds light on the identity of the women as young Athenians rather than maids, implied by the name given to the workshop's main vase-painter.


Un ritratto maschile inedito giulio-claudio nel Museo Archeologico di Venezia
[pagg. 49-52]
The article examines an unpublished male portrait from Archeological Museum in Venice. The head can be dated on stilistic grounds to around the first decades of the I century a.D., but it's supposed an asiatic origin of the sculptor because of some evident late-hellenistic elements which characterised the model of this private portrait.


L'edilizia privata di Thuburbo Maius (Tunisia): una sintesi
[pagg. 53-85]
This study aims at analysing the private buildings in Thuburbo Maius. The analysis - based on the maps, descriptions and photos provided by the Corpus des Mosaïques de Tunisie - focused on two major areas of interest: the different settings in the distribution of the private buildings in urban areas; the architectural trends and their evolution during Thuburbo Maius' golden age, when the city's extension, and consequently the architectural activity, reached their apex (between the end of the II and the beginning of the IV century A.D.). The architectural model, in fact, changed over the centuries, becoming more and more complex. Until the second half of the III century A.D., this model was quite simple, with its compact plan and building's rooms surrounding a central court. Later models, on the contrary, offered more complex solutions, characterised by the presence of separate wings, arranged around secondary open spaces destined to contain most important reception settings, specifically planned for a great audience. The study tried eventually to investigate whether these architectural changes were possibly due to the deep social changes znhich inaolaed the Roman Empire between the Middle and Late Imperial Age. These changes affected the distribution, the demonstration and the very notion of the power and at the same time the day by day way of life and its principles.


Zur Entstehungsgeschichte der Cameen-Sammlung Grimani Gemeinsamkeiten mit dem Tesoro Lorenzos de' Medici
[pagg. 86-114]
The present study is based on the reconstruction of the Venetian collection of cameos Grimani of 1981 (Verf.) and takes up the formulated theory of that time stating an origin already in the 15th century, in fact in Venice. A stylistic and iconographic comparison of the cameo collection Grimani with that of Lorenzo de' Medici makes a belonging of some specimens to the Roman-Byzantine imperial treasure probable. The reflux of antique gems to the occident culminated with the fall of Constantinople, Venice being the first station. Cardinal Barbo profited from these historical events, which on the other hand was of benefit to Lorenzo il Magnifico and apparently to Grimani.


Un antico tesoro di gioielli d'argento in una collezione privata di Zagabria
[pagg. 115-135]
The article presents an interesting silver treasure of 46 items: pendants, pearls, necklaces, bracelets and horse harness. The origin of the treasure is from unknown location of the Lower Danube region. Today it is in a private collection in Zagreb, Croatia. The analysis of the items points to presence of Celtic, Thraco-Dacian and Illyrian influence. In relative chronology the items belong to the period between 1st century B.C. - 1st century A.D.


Prime considerazioni sulle terme pubbliche di Albingaunum (Albenga)
[pagg. 139-145]
Recent excavations in the right bank of river Centa, in Albenga (Western Liguria), have brought into light the ruins of the public Romnan baths of Albingaunum. Dated between 1st and 3rd cent. AD, the balneum included a large swimming pool and the typical sequence of thermal rooms: frigidarium, tepidarium and calidarium. In this article the author describes each of these rooms and tries to reconstruct how the balneum worked.

Oppidum Nesactium. Una città Istro-Romana

a cura di G. Rosada (Carlo Franco)

[pagg. 149-150]

Ostia, port et porte de la Rome antique

a cura di Jacques Charmay e J. P. Descoudres (Francesca Ghedini)

[pagg. 151-154]

L'arte del vetro inciso a Roma nel IV secolo d.C.

FABRIZIO PAOLUCCI (Annamaria Larese)

[pagg. 155-157]

Elenco dei libri ricevuti / Books received
[pag. 158]

[pagg. 159-232]