Dionysos in Etruria.
The Ivy Leaf Group

By Ingrid Werner
June 2005
Paul Astroms Forlag
ISBN: 9170421706
118 pages, Illustrated, 8 " x 11 "
$89.50 Paper Original

The Ivy Leaf Group is one of the local pottery groups producing black-figure vases in Etruria in the second half of the 6th century BC. To date 57 vases are attributed to the group: 40 amphorae, 2 jugs, 5 kyathoi, 8 oinochoai and 2 dinoi. The Ivy Leaf vases have earlier been presented in lists by Dohrn 1937 and Drukker 1986.

The complilation of a new and current catalogue with all the available information and photographs was the first aim of this work. The present catalogue is arranged with reference to the pottery shapes and to the iconography: dancing figures with ivy leaves (which have given the name to the group), motifs from the Dionysian sphere, fantasy figures and ordinary animals.

Catalogue--guide, descriptions, indexes. Technical features, shapes & decorations. Figure motifs & ornaments. Figure style--Gods, human & half-human figues; animals; fantasy figures. Attribution. Ivy Leaf workshop--place of origin. Chronology--comparative dating; internal dating. Ivy Leaf group & other Etruscan black figure painters. Influence from Greek ceramics. Iconography--Dionysian sphere; mythological & human figures; Fantasy & winged figures; animal scenes; function of the vases. Summary. Conclusions. Concordance. List of illustrations--figures; plates. Index of museums & collections. Plates.

Acta Instituti Romani Regni Sueciae, Series in 4, LVIII

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