The Resource The sanctuary of Demeter and Kore : terracotta figurines of the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods, by Gloria S. Merker

The sanctuary of Demeter and Kore : terracotta figurines of the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods, by Gloria S. Merker

Label
The sanctuary of Demeter and Kore : terracotta figurines of the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods
Title
The sanctuary of Demeter and Kore
Title remainder
terracotta figurines of the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods
Statement of responsibility
by Gloria S. Merker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"About 24,000 figurines and fragments were found during excavations at the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore, greatly enriching the known body of Corinthian figurines not only in number but also in the addition of many entirely new types and styles. Working far beyond the output of the Potters' Quarter workshops, the Corinthian coroplasts are revealed as inventive, often highly adept in technique, and attuned to stylistic developments in the plastic arts in general. Most importantly, the evidence suggests that there may have been a link in Corinth between the manufacture of terracotta figurines and small bronze ones, especially in the 4th and early 3rd centuries B.C., through the use of shared models. If this is true, the figurines provide a glimpse of the mostly lost bronze production of that period. The figurines are also important because they help to explicate the meaning and conduct of the cult of Demeter and Kore in Corinth. Since the literary sources and inscriptions are unfortunately not as abundant as one would wish, the nature and conduct of the cult must be understood largely through the architecture and other finds. The figural coroplastic art provides additional data on the deities and heroes recognized at the sanctuary, the age and gender of the participants in the rituals, the offerings they brought, and the nature of their cultic activities. Beyond these data, the figurines are examined for what they may reveal through their imagery of the underlying ideas of the cult, how the deities were perceived, why they were approached, and how the cult functioned as a part of Corinthian society."--Publisher's website
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Merker, Gloria S.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DF261.C65
  • NB155
LC item number
A6 vol. 18, pt. 4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone (Corinth, Greece)
  • Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone (Corinth, Greece)
  • Terra-cotta figurines, Greek
  • Terra-cotta figurines, Classical
  • Terra-cotta figurines, Hellenistic
  • Terra-cotta figurines
  • Statuettes
  • Terracotta
  • Archeologische vondsten
  • Heiligdommen
  • Demeter
  • Figurines de terre cuite grecques
  • Figurines de terre cuite antiques
  • Figurines de terre cuite romaines
  • Fouilles archéologiques
  • Terra-cotta figurines
  • Terra-cotta figurines, Classical
  • Terra-cotta figurines, Greek
  • Terra-cotta figurines, Hellenistic
  • Corinthe (Grèce)
  • Greece
Label
The sanctuary of Demeter and Kore : terracotta figurines of the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods, by Gloria S. Merker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xi]-xxvii) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 394 pages
Isbn
9780876611845
Lccn
99087774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43286708
  • (OCoLC)ocm43286708
Label
The sanctuary of Demeter and Kore : terracotta figurines of the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods, by Gloria S. Merker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xi]-xxvii) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 394 pages
Isbn
9780876611845
Lccn
99087774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43286708
  • (OCoLC)ocm43286708

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