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Beryl Barr-Sharrar
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar (New York, NY 10021)

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars
Research Programs

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$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2008 – 9/30/2008

Greek Bronze Vessels, Archaic to Late Hellenistic

The Bronze Vessels of Ancient Greece, Archaic to Late Hellenistic. A handbook. The tradition of bronze craftsmanship in ancient Greece: development of metal vessel shapes, casting, hammering and chasing techniques, chronological changes in form and ornamentation that reveal both conservation of traditional ideas and invention demanded of craftsmen to satisfy new consumer taste. Comparison to pottery surrogates examines the relationship of two important ancient Greek crafts. Useful for colleagues working in decorative or minor arts, students of these subjects in Greek art history and archaeology, and readers interested in the Greek crafts, Greek bronzes, techniques of bronze production, vessels crafted of bronze and/or how they are made.