Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 November 2019

208 Pages | 78 colour and 23 black-and-white illustrations

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198832577

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The Object as Container

Edited by Claudia Brittenham

Visual Conversations in Art and Archaeology Series

  • Offers an innovative cross-cultural study of ancient vessels which serves as a model for a new kind of comparative art history, emphasizing material culture and drawing illuminating comparisons and interpretations between ancient cultures
  • Includes detailed case studies of vessels from ancient Greece, late antique Rome, pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, and ancient China
  • Accessibly written to appeal to a wide audience of not only specialists and students in art history, archaeology, classics, and ancient history, but also interested general readers
  • Richly illustrated throughout, including several colour images of vessels and objects discussed in the text