Silvia Mustață. The Roman Metal Vessels from Dacia Porolissensis. (Series Patrimonium Archaeologicum Transylvanicum. Volume 12). In English


Table of contents



I. Introduction

I.1. Preliminary remarks

I.2. The study of the Roman bronze vessels from Dacia Porolissensis. History of the research

I.3. The Latin terminology

II. The bronze vessels industry in the Roman Empire. General considerations

II.1. A brief overview of the research

II.2. Ancient sources

II.2.1. Written sources

II.2.1.1. Types of sources

II.2.1.2. The informative potential of ancient sources

II.2.1.3. Conclusions

II.2.2. Iconographic sources

II.2.2.1. The informative potential of iconographic representations

II.2.2.2. Types of representations

II.2.2.3. Representations of bronze vessels on votive and funerary monuments from Roman Dacia

II.2.2.4. Conclusions

II.3. The production technology

II.3.1. Alloys

II.3.1.1. The type of alloys used for producing Roman bronze vessels

II.3.1.2. Analysis methods and the importance of archaeometry for the study of Roman bronze vessels

II.3.2. Workshops

II.3.2.1. Identifying the workshops

II.3.2.2. Workshop organization

II.3.2.3. The status and title of the coppersmith

II.3.3. The technological steps

II.3.3.1. Casting

II.3.3.2. Mechanical deformation

II.3.3.3. Turning the bronze sheets on the lathe

II.3.3.4. Finishing

II.3.3.5. Surface treatment

II.3.3.6. Assembling the components

II.3.3.7. Stamping

II.3.3.8. The issue of repairs

II.3.4. The importance of the technological aspects for the study of Roman bronze vessels

III. The bronze vessels from Dacia Porolissensis. Typological and chronological analysis

III. 1. Casseroles

III.1.1. Casseroles with thin, concave walls and handles ending in stylised swan heads

III.1.2. Casseroles with crescent-shaped perforation on the handle terminal

III.1.3. Casseroles with circular perforation on the handle terminal

III.1.4. Casseroles with circular perforation on the handle terminal, Gödaker type

III.1.5. Casserole fragments

III.2. Straining sets (strainers and dippers)

III.2.1. Straining sets (strainers and dippers) with volute-decorated handles

III.2.2. Straining sets (strainers and dippers) with flat handles

III.3. Spouted jugs

III.3.1. Spouted jugs with narrow mouth

III.3.2. Spouted jugs with trefoil mouth

III.3.3. Spouted jugs with elongated spout

III.3.4. Bronze sheet spouted jugs with separately cast handle

III.3.5. Bronze sheet spouted jugs with the handle cast in one with the mouth

III.3.6. Lids from bronze sheet spouted jugs

III.4. Amphorae

III.4.1. Amphorae with globular body

III.5. Jugs

III.5.1. Jugs with lid

III.5.2. Jugs with the end of the handle shaped like a human foot

III.5.3. Jugs with relief-decorated handle

III.5.4. Jug fragments

III.6. Bowls with tubular handle ending in a zoomorphic or anthropomorphic protome

III.7. Bowls with flat handle

III.8. Bowls with high handles

III.9. Basins

III.9.1. Hemispherical basins with stand and fixed handles

III.9.2. Steep-walled basins with attachments ending in stylised bird heads

III.9.3. E 81 steep-walled basins

III.9.4. Steep-walled basins with attachments shaped like grapevine leaves

III.9.5. Basin fragments

III.10. Buckets

III.10.1. Buckets with attachments shaped like a human mask

III.10.2. Buckets with slightly concave sides

III.10.3. Buckets with bell-shaped body

III.10.4. Bucket fragments

III.11. Balsamaria

III.11.1. Globular balsamaria with relief-decorated body

III.11.2. Globular balsamaria with undecorated body

III.11.3. Globular balsamarium fragments

III.11.4. Iron balsamaria

III.12. Anthropomorphic vessels

III.12.1. Anthropomorphic bust-shaped vessels

III.13. Vessel feet

III.14. Bronze vessel fragments with uncertain typological attribution

III.15. Incerta

IV. The bronze vessels from Dacia Porolissensis. The analysis of the discovery contexts

IV.1. Buciumi

IV.2. Cluj-Napoca/Napoca

IV.3. Ilișua/Arcobadara

IV.4. Moigrad/Porolissum

IV.5. Orheiu Bistriței

IV.6. The remaining sites: Bologa, Cuzdrioara, Florești-Șapca Verde, Gherla, Gilău, Turda/Potaissa

V. Conclusions

VI. Abbreviations and bibliography

VII. Annexes

VII.1. Annexe I. List of the sculptural monuments from Roman Dacia with depictions of metal vessels

VII.2. Annexe II. List of the main archaeological discoveries which indicate the existence of workshops for producing bronze vessels

VII.3. Annexe III. Modern terminology: comparative table

VII.4. Annexe IV. List of attachments with half-pierced loop from the Roman Empire

VIII. List of illustrations

IX. Plates

Publisher Editura Mega
Language English
Pages 376
Illustrations b/w and color figures, maps
Binding paperback
ISBN 978-606-543-843-9
Creation date 2017
Size 21 х 29 cm

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