A large sampling of Apulian red-figured pottery fragments (fifth to fourth century BC) coming from Taranto (Italy) was analyzed by a multi-technique approach. The ceramic bodies’ elemental composition has been obtained by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), the mineralogical composition of pastes by polarized-light optical and electron microscopies (OM and SEM-EDS), and X-ray powder diffraction (PXRD). The results obtained from the statistical treatment of compositional data, combined with those driven from mineralogical composition of pastes, allow to formulate hypotheses about the provenance of the objects and the manufacturing tradition of the workshops, starting to make it possible to understand the relationships among ceramic technology, artistic expression, and workshop practice in the samples analyzed.

An archaeometric approach to gain knowledge on technology and provenance of Apulian red-figured pottery from Taranto

Caggiani M. C.;
2017

Abstract

A large sampling of Apulian red-figured pottery fragments (fifth to fourth century BC) coming from Taranto (Italy) was analyzed by a multi-technique approach. The ceramic bodies’ elemental composition has been obtained by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), the mineralogical composition of pastes by polarized-light optical and electron microscopies (OM and SEM-EDS), and X-ray powder diffraction (PXRD). The results obtained from the statistical treatment of compositional data, combined with those driven from mineralogical composition of pastes, allow to formulate hypotheses about the provenance of the objects and the manufacturing tradition of the workshops, starting to make it possible to understand the relationships among ceramic technology, artistic expression, and workshop practice in the samples analyzed.
Apulian red figured pottery; Archaeometry; Chemical analysis
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