Aegean Bronze Age Rhyta [Hardback]

Robert B. Koehl (Author)

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ISBN: 9781931534161 | Published by: INSTAP Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory) | Series: Prehistory Monographs | Volume: 19 | Year of Publication: 2006 | Language: English 450p, H280 x W216, 20 tables, 35 b/w figs, 59 b/w pls
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Aegean Bronze Age Rhyta

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Rhyta are among the most appealing yet enigmatic classes of artefacts from the Aegean Bronze Age. They were produced in a wide range of forms and media with a consistently high degree of craftsmanship. This comprehensive study of Bronze Age rhyta from the Aegean builds on nearly a century of discoveries and scholarly contributions, and addresses questions of typology, function, context, and the uses of these vessels. The volume includes a thoroughly illustrated catalogue, an index of sites and the present locations of rhyta.

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"The long-awaited magnum opus of Robert Koehl is a first-class presentation and discussion of the material. It will be the first point of consultation and the standard work for a long time, well written and, where necessary, well argued; it is a model of how to use and build on earlier work without overtrumpeting convincing new proposals.[...] A comprehensive selection of pieces is illustrated by excellent technical drawings and photographs of good quality.'"
Peter Warren
The Classical Review volume 58 no. 1 (2008)

"Koehls great accomplishment lies exactly in what he set out to do: to explain the how, why, when and where of rhyta. When I put down ABAR, I had the strong feeling that, now as last, we have a good chance of understanding the role these fascinating vessels played in Aegean life.'"
Judith Weingarten
Bryn Mawr Classical Review (Vol. 4, April 2009)

"An interesting and stimulating book offering a valuable contribution to Aegean prehistory, in particular in its discussion of the mechanical functions of the rhyta.'"
Louise Steel
Journal of Hellenic Studies (130, 2010)

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