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


2010 - Vol. XXXIV

- Pubblicato nel 2011
- 200 pagine di testo, 30 illustrazioni
- LII tavole B/N, III tavole a colori



The Georgian-Italian Shida Kartili Archaeological Project: a Report on the first two Field seasons 2009 and 2010
[pagg. 5-30]

The Shida Kartli Archaeological project is a collaborative endeavour of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the Georgian National Museum, dedicated to the investigation of the Late Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age cultures of the Shida Kartli province of Georgia and of their relations with the contemporary cultures of the northern regions of the Near East. The paper presents the results of the first two field seasons (2009 and 2010) of the project. The main activities were the study of the unpublished material from the important EBA settlement and cemetery of Natsargora in the Khashuri district in the western part of the province, the excavation of two kurgans at Okherakhevi at its eastern border, between the Kaspi and Mtskheta districts, and a remote-sensing-assisted geo-morphological and archaeological survey of the province. A program of sampling for archaeometric analyses and radiometric dating of different Early Bronze Age sites of the region was also launched.


Due incensieri di bucchero dal tumulo di Montefiorini a comeana (Fi)
[pagg. 31-44]
In the Montefortini tholos in Comeana (Carmignano, PO) were found two refined ‘incense burners’ which are characterised by their ornate fretwork decoration. Similarities with the ‘incense burner’ from the nearby Artimino Prato Rosello necropolis can be found in their general structure and in some of the details of the production technique, which have probably been taken from the assembly techniques used for ivory objects. The influence of ivory production can also be seen in their decoration, with motifs which are typical of the orientalizing period. These objects, like the Prato Rosello ‘incense burner’, are probably among the best examples of the bucchero production in northern Etruria, which were realized by skilled and versatile craftsmen who were open to several cultural influences.


Sokrates in Aquileia?
[pagg. 45-59]
The male head no. 785 in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Aquileia, which entered the museum as a gift of baron Guglielmo Ritter von Zahony in 1882, is generally tought to be a unfinished portrait of Socrates and generally classified among the three types of the socratic portrait. This study the history of the head and identifies its very findspot, immediately south of the Museum’s building (parc. 730), based on the evidence of administrative documents and related maps of the Hapsburg land register, now in the Archivio di Stato di Gorizia. The Author points then his attention on the man’s “Konzentrationsmimik”, rarely attested in socratic portraiture and surely not in the supposed archetypes of the A and B types, also the head in the Platonic Academy and the later Lysippo’s statue in the Pompeion made by commission of the Athenian boulé. He proposes finally a new identification of the philosopher with Anaximander by comparing him with a marble inscribed relief-head in the deposit of the Museo Nazionale Romano (inv. 506).


Una stele funeraria iscritta da Sant'Andrea di Conza (Avellino)
[pagg. 61-65]
In Sant’Andrea di Conza an interesting funerary stele was discovered and published some years ago. However, a recent examination has found some errors in the epigraphical reading. Also, the iconographical apparatus is more deeply investigated.


Alcune considerazioni sulla glittica post-antica: la cosiddetta «produzione dei lapislazzuli»
[pagg. 67-143]
The well-known lapis lazuli set of gems, called “lapis lazuli workshop”, is a group of mass-produced gems, carnelians, agates and especially lapis lazulis, not attributed, often of low quality, engraved in sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Their subjects and style may have been inspired by gems of the later Roman Empire; therefore they are frequently confused with ancient specimens. The output of these gems has been huge; one finds many such gems in each public and private collection; however most of them are yet unpublished. The question as to the provenance of the lapis lazuli group is not yet satisfactorily answered. The lapis gems with figures and those with heads were cut in the same workshops; the recurrent characteristics and the similarity of many products (they can be divided in some groups with a uniform style) points to a limited number of workshops situated in proximity to one another. Most scholars think that likely these gems come from somewhere in northern Italy, particularly Venice or Milan.


"Questa Affrica mi dà sempre cose nuove": le epistole di Carlo Danio a Matteo Egizio sulle antichità grumentine (1700-1729)
[pagg. 147-155]
This essay examines the letters sent by Carlo Danio, archpriest of Saponara and antiquarian, to Matteo Egizio, an important 18thcentury Neapolitan scholar. These letters deal with the antiquities found in the Roman town of Grumentum: coins, some statues and especially inscriptions. They represent the only source to reconstruct the 18th century’s view of the antiquities of Grumentum, and shed light on the methods and practices whereby scholars discovered and exchanged antiquities, an aspect which has rarely been investigated in modern research.


Vasi a pareti sottili dal porto di Neapolis: tecnologia e archeometria
[pagg. 159-176]
Seventeen samples of thin walled pottery dating between late 2nd century BC and early 3rd century AD, from the Roman port of Neapolis, were studied to investigate the technology of production and were analysed by microscopy and X-ray fluorescence to establish provenance and location of workshops. It was determined that the samples were thrown on a potter’s wheel and coated with a colored slip, some were decorated by incision, rouletting or sand coating. They were fired in updraft kilns in oxiding/reducing atmosphere. The archaeometric analyses allow to form some groups quite differing in composition. The first group (Ia) is composed by non-calcareous clay and is characterized by clay-body with quartz, feldspars and predominant volcanic inclusions. The second group (Ib) is made with calcareous clay and the fine-grained clay-body contains quartz, feldspars and volcanic inclusions. The others groups (IIa,b; IIIa,b) are composed by non calcareous or calcareous clay and contain inclusions of both volcanic and detrital origin. Multivariate statistical analysis confirmed the identified groups. The data substain the hypothesis of a local production (Ia group) chemically quite similar to Campana A manufactured in Naples and to assume the presence of thin walled pottery imported from the ager Falernus (Ib group) and from Etruria (II a,b and III a,b groups).

Die karer und die anderen. Internationales kolloquium an Der Freien

AA.VV (Carlo Franco)

[pagg. 179-181]

Corpus vasorum antiquorum. Schweiz, faszikel 8: basel, antikenmuseum und Sammlung Ludwig, Faszikel 4

VERA SLEHOFEROVA (Orazio Paoletti)

[pagg. 181-183]

Melissa. Archeologia delle api e del miele nelle grecia antica

MARCO GIUMAN (Raffaella Bortolin)

[pagg. 183-186]

Arezzo nell'antichità

a cura di G. Camporeale, G. Firpo (Flavia Morandini)

[pagg. 186-189]

La tomba Bruschi a Tarquinia


[pagg. 189-191]

Il mausoleo di Alicarnasso

CLAUDIA LUCCHESE (Marco Cavalieri)

pagg. 192-193]

Gemme dei Civici Musei d'Arte di Verona

a cura di Gemma Sena Chiesa (Carlo Gasparri)
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[pagg. 194-197]

Elenco dei libri ricevuti / Books received