The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of
Potters at Work in Ancient Corinth: Industry, Religion, and the Penteskouphia Pinakes (Hesperia Supplement 51) by Eleni Hasaki.
An unparalleled assemblage of Archaic black-figure painted pinakes (plaques) was uncovered near Penteskouphia, a village west of ancient Corinth, over a century ago. The pinakes—represented by over 1,200 fragments—and their depictions of gods, warriors, animals, and the potters themselves, provide a uniquely rich source of information about Greek art, technology, and society. In this volume, the findspot of the pinakes is identified in a contribution by Ioulia Tzonou and James Herbst, and the assemblage as a whole is fully contextualized within the Archaic world. Then, by focusing specifically on the images of potters at work, the author illuminates the relationship between Corinthian and Athenian art, the technology used in ancient pottery production, and religious anxiety in the 6th century B.C. The first comprehensive register of all known Penteskouphia pinakes complements the well-illustrated discussion.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Excavation Site of the Penteskouphia Pinakes, by Ioulia Tzonou and James A. Herbst
Chapter 3. Manufacture, Function, Iconography, Epigraphy, and Chronology
Chapter 4. Catalogue of Scenes of Potters at Work
Chapter 5. Scenes of Potters at Work: Iconographical and Epigraphical Analysis
Chapter 6. Technology, Workforce, and Organization of Ceramic Workshops
Chapter 7. Industrial Religion and Potters' Anxieties
Chapter 8. Conclusions
Appendix I: List of Penteskouphia Pinakes in Ancient Corinth, Berlin, and Paris
Appendix II: Distribution of Themes on One-and Two-Sided Penteskouphia Pinakes
Appendix III: Combination of Themes on Two-Sided Penteskouphia Pinakes
Appendix IV: Concordance of Inventory and Catalogue Numbers
Appendix V: Concordance of Inscribed Catalogued Pinakes with Epigraphical Corpora
Appendix VI: Concordance of Inventory Numbers with Epigraphical Corpora
Appendix VII: Concordance of IG IV Entries and Inventory Numbers
Hesperia Supplement 51
448 pp, 234 b/w figs, 8 color figs, 13 tables
Paper, 8.5" x 11"
Potters at Work in Ancient Corinth: Industry, Religion, and the Penteskouphia Pinakes (Hesperia Supplement 51) can be ordered from our distribution partners: Casemate Academic (in the United States) or Oxbow Books (outsides of the United States).