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Play, game, gender and sociability on Southitalian vase painting: a look at the Buccino nestorisied


  • 2021
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  • Dialoghi sull'Archeologia della Magna Grecia e del Mediterraneo. Atti del IV Convegno Internazionale di Studi / Greco, Emanuele. - Paestum. Pandemos. - 2021, vol. 3, p. 835–842
English Images can reflect the social and religious dynamics of ancient communities on South Italian vase paintings, especially in their gendered dimension. Many vases present generic iconographies involving different groups of mortals (male or female), sometimes observed by a winged figure, often identified as Eros. Their interactions are displayed by different kinds of circular elements in various positions, handled or placed in the field. Because of the allusive dimension of italiote iconography with interchangeable attributes, these evocative images - play, rites, gifts for lovers - are difficult to interpret. The study of the identity of the protagonists, according to age, gender, social status, as well as of the type of contexts (domestic, public, sacred, and funerary) and vase shapes, allows us to grasp a representation of the dynamics of social interaction through games in metaphorical spaces. With reference to the Buccino’s nestoris, this paper discusses an interesting example of a re-elaboration process mixing specific iconographical signs and typology with techniques and skills inherited from a Greek tradition
Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines
Département d'histoire de l'art et d'archéologie
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