Heroic Offerings: The Terracotta Plaques from the Spartan Sanctuary of Agamemnon and Kassandra (Hardback)Gina Salapata (author)
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This volume focuses on a large group of moulded terracotta plaques, from the 6th to 4th centuries BCE. These plaques, both fragmentary and intact, were discovered with other offerings in a sanctuary deposit excavated near Sparta more than 50 years ago, but they have remained unpublished until now. In technique, style, and iconography they form a homogeneous group unlike any other from mainland Greece but closely related to a group of local stone reliefs. The large number of plaques and variety of types reveal a stable and vigorous artistic tradition in Lakonia during the late Archaic and Classical periods.
Heroic Offerings will be of interest to students and scholars of Greek history, art, and archaeology; to those interested in ancient religious practice; and to all inspired by Athens' chief political rival, Sparta.
This volume received financial support from the Archaeological Institute of America.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 907 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 41 mm