Sunday, February 17, 2008

Mediterranean Ceramics Reference Stability Report, Number 5

The MCRSR first appeared in October, 2007. For the fifth installment, I am again making only one addition, no. 16, a Halaf period jar from Domuztepe in Turkey. The information for this piece comes from Open Context, a project that describes itself as:
a free, open access resource for the electronic publication of primary field research from archaeology and related disciplines.
It is useful that there is a concise url established for each record in Open Context. On the page linked below, you'll see a "Cite Item" button that provides a full citation for this piece. It seems, however, that all such Open Context URLs include the string "space.php?". A brief exchange with Eric Kansa, Open Context's lead developer, has indicated that these unnecessary characters may be removed in the future.

The previously listed URLs for MCRSR items 1-15 remain valid. Readers of last month's report will note that this means that no. 4 from the American Journal of Archaeology is still available at

1. Walters' Catalogue of the Roman Pottery in the Departments of Antiquities, British Museum from Google Books:

2. Robinson's Agora V from JSTOR:

3. Lattara 6:

4. K. Greene's AJA article on Early Roman lead glazed pottery:

5. Heath and Tekkök, Greek, Roman and Byzantine Pottery at Ilion (Troia):

6. Vessel from Çatalhoyuk (via Flickr):

7. A Late Minoan III Pyxis from the Metropolitan Museum of Art:

8. An undocumented ARS Hayes 70 bowl from the dealer Classical Numismatics Group:

9. Fifteenth Century Mosque Lamp from Jerusalem now in the British Museum:

10. The Perseus Project Vase Catalog:

11. Wikimedia Commons Image of a Greek Geometric Skyphos in the Louvre:

12. Sagalassos from Pleiades:

13. Inscribed pot from Aphrodisias (HTML):

14. Inscribed pot from Aphrodisias (XML):

15. Hellenistic lamp from Assos, Turkey at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:

16. Open Context record for Halaf period jar from Domuztepe, Turkey:

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