X-ray and spectrographic analyses of terracotta figurines from myrina: an attempt to characterize workshops

Calamiotou, M., Filippakis, S.E., Jones, R.E. and Kassab, D. (1984) X-ray and spectrographic analyses of terracotta figurines from myrina: an attempt to characterize workshops. Journal of Archaeological Science, 11(2), pp. 103-118. (doi: 10.1016/0305-4403(84)90046-3)

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Abstract

Physico-chemical techniques of analysis have been applied to a series of Hellenistic terracotta figurines found at Myrina on the coast of Asia Minor to explore the feasibility of using chemical and mineralogical composition as parameters in the identification of figurine workshops. The results suggest that there is a tentative basis for the correlation between composition and stylistic criteria among the figurines. The difficulties associated with this approach are discussed, and account is taken of an earlier enquiry that was carried out on similar lines.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jones, Dr Richard
Authors: Calamiotou, M., Filippakis, S.E., Jones, R.E., and Kassab, D.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Journal of Archaeological Science
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0305-4403
ISSN (Online):1095-9238

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