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Diversified production of red figured pottery in Apulia (Southern Italy) in late period.

Contributor(s): CAGGIANI, Maria Cristina | ERAMO, Giacomo | GIANNOSSA, Lorena Carla | LAVIANO, Rocco | MANGONE, Annarosa | REDAVID, VirianaMaterial type: ArticleArticleDescription: 7 pISBN: 1296-2074Subject(s): Analisi química | Analisis química | Apulian red figured pottery | Archaeometric investigation | arqueometria | ceramica | Cerámica de figuras rojas de Apulian | Cerámica de figures vermelles d' Apulian | Chemical analysis | ICP-MS | SEM-EDS In: Journal of Cultural Heritage 3 14 1, 82-88Abstract: Late Apulian red figured potterry [1] from Egnatia (Fasdano, Brindisi, Italy) was studied in order to widen the view on this ceramic class in Southern Italy. Inductively Coupled Plasmas Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) provided the samples elemental composition that allowed to make provenance hypotheses. Optical Microscopy (OM) and Sanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) with Energy Dispersive Spectrometry (EDS), supplied information about the minero-petrographic features of the objects to better undestand their production technology. The set of results highlighted the contemporary presence in the Apulian land in the late 4th century BC of both local and imported finds and showed the existence of two different kinds of local production, the "classic" Attic and peculiar one, characterized by the application of an engobe layer before the black gloss. Our previous studies in the discovery that an engobe layer, with similar chemical and minero-petrographic characteristics, was present in finds from anotherr site in central Apulia (Monte Sannace). So the discovery of red engobe on fragments from Egnatia, proves that its used was not an isolated occurrence, but was quite common in the production of red figured in Apulia during the Late period, appearing as a peculiar technological mark of Apulian potters.
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Late Apulian red figured potterry [1] from Egnatia (Fasdano, Brindisi, Italy) was studied in order to widen the view on this ceramic class in Southern Italy. Inductively Coupled Plasmas Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) provided the samples elemental composition that allowed to make provenance hypotheses. Optical Microscopy (OM) and Sanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) with Energy Dispersive Spectrometry (EDS), supplied information about the minero-petrographic features of the objects to better undestand their production technology. The set of results highlighted the contemporary presence in the Apulian land in the late 4th century BC of both local and imported finds and showed the existence of two different kinds of local production, the "classic" Attic and peculiar one, characterized by the application of an engobe layer before the black gloss. Our previous studies in the discovery that an engobe layer, with similar chemical and minero-petrographic characteristics, was present in finds from anotherr site in central Apulia (Monte Sannace). So the discovery of red engobe on fragments from Egnatia, proves that its used was not an isolated occurrence, but was quite common in the production of red figured in Apulia during the Late period, appearing as a peculiar technological mark of Apulian potters.

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