Black and Plain Pottery of the 6th, 5th, and 4th Centuries B.C.

by Brian A. Sparkes and Lucy Talcott

Athenian Agora XII
500 pp, 100 pls, 25 figs
9" x 12"
Paper, ISBN: 978-0-87661-212-5
Publication Date: Nov 1970
Status: Out of Print


This massive (two-part) volume focuses on pottery produced between 600 and 300 B.C. in Athens and discovered during excavations at the Athenian Agora. Sparkes discusses the black glaze and Talcott the domestic (household and kitchen) wares of the period. Over 2,040 pieces of black-glaze pottery are catalogued and described, with many drawings and photographs.