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  • Sarah C. Murray, Bartłomiej Lis

    The assemblage of artifacts from the Late Helladic IIIC Mycenaean cemetery at Perati includes a considerable quantity of figure-decorated pottery and figural representations in other media, including figurines and seals. Advances in scholarship since these artifacts were discovered and published encourage a reconsideration of their meaning and significance.

  • Michele Massa, James Osborne

    Mountain peaks and rocky outcrops have long been recognized to have been crucial components of the religious beliefs of people in Anatolia during the Late Bronze and Iron Ages. Archaeologically, however, sanctuaries that are associated with these features are much less understood. This article considers what is known about Anatolian peak sites textually and archaeologically for the second and first millennia BCE.

  • Anthony F. Mangieri

    The Athenian vase painter Exekias, on his gaming amphora in the Vatican (Musei Vaticani 16757), embellishes the cloaks of Achilles and Ajax with stars, rosettes, swastikas, and other motifs. Although long admired, these historiated textiles have been overlooked by scholars as merely decorative rather than iconographic.

  • Elizabeth M. Greene, Andrew Birley
    Available as Open Access

    Examining the Roman military settlement at Vindolanda, this article explores the archaeology of the northern frontier of the Roman empire in a glocalization framework, investigating the site during a specific occupation period to understand how the material culture found there operated within its particular local context.

  • Scott Gallimore
    Available as Open Access

    This article examines the role of quality control during the manufacturing process of Roman pottery. The criteria used by ancient potters to determine whether a finished vessel was suitable for sale and use or instead should be discarded as a waster has seen limited attention. Additional focus on this topic provides a means of studying behaviors associated with ancient pottery production and decision-making behind different steps of the process.

  • Sophie Crawford-Brown
    Available as Open Access

    The recent exhibition at the San Antonio Museum of Art, Roman Landscapes: Visions of Nature and Myth from Rome and Pompeii, brought together a range of works produced between roughly 100 BCE and 200 CE and found in the areas of Rome and the Bay of Naples. This beautifully curated exhibit, as well as the accompanying catalogue, scrutinized and problematized categories like the bucolic, the real versus the mythic, and the meaning of “landscape” itself.

Museum Exhibition Listings

02/01/24

Browse our latest listing of current and upcoming museum exhibitions that are related to topics within the scope of the journal. This listing will be updated monthly, so check back often. We have added a section of born-digital and virtual exhibitions to the listing. These can be found at the bottom of the listing.