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Identifier 000430211
Title Κοσμήματα και κοσμηματοτεχνία στην Κρήτη κατά την πρώιμη εποχή του σιδήρου : κοσμήματα από πολύτιμα μέταλλα από τη νεκρόπολη της Ορθής Πέτρας στην Ελεύθερνα / Μητάκη Εύα.
Alternative Title A contribution to the study of jewelry in early iron age Crete : the jewelry from the necropolis of Orthi Petra in Eleftherna
Author Μητάκη, Εύα
Thesis advisor Σταμπολίδης Νικόλαος
Reviewer Κόπακα Κατερίνα
Ζυμή Ελένη
Μποσνάκης Δημήτριος
Μαζαράκης-Αινιάν Αλέξανδρος
Στεφανάκης Εμμανουήλ
Καπανίας Κωνσταντίνος
Abstract The dissertation examines the gold and silver jewellery from the necropolis of Orthi Petra in Eleutherna dating in the Early Iron Age (11th-7th century BC). The study also includes the gold and silver known jewellery from Crete which are systematically co-examined. The first chapter includes a detailed catalogue of the material under examination. The second chapter discusses the types and the typological issues of jewellery and includes a brief description and reference of their parallels in jewellery or in jewellery representations and their decorative subjects and motifs, which provide further information about the origin, the influences, the dating and the use of jewellery. The third chapter presents the techniques of jewellery from the necropolis of Orthi Petra, as they provide additional information about the workshop centers as well as the Cretan jewellery and its evolution. In the fourth chapter are investigated the jewellery’s iconographic subjects, the issues of iconographic subjects’ interpretation and symbolism, as well as the use of jewerelly as burial gifts or religious symbols. In the conclusions a review of the study of gold and silver jewellery from the necropolis of Orthi Petra is given and a briefly overview of the Cretan jewellery during the Early Iron Age, as well as a comparative study between important assemblage, the most populous of known jewellery from Crete during the Early Iron Age. They are characterized by their excellent techniques and decoration, variety, rarity and uniqueness of their types and their iconographic subjects, as well as the coexistence of Greek/Cretan-Mycenaean, Cypriot and Eastern elements of the Early Iron Age and the Bronze Age. The existence of a specific style, among others, leads to the conclusion that jewellery would have been local workshop products. The jewellery from the necropolis of Orthi Petra in Eleutherna present new data, changing the image of Cretan jewellery, give answers to issues which have concern the research, whereas others question well-established views, but clearly confirm the high level of jewellery in Crete during the Early Iron Age.
Language Greek
Subject Crete
Early iron age
Πρώιμη εποχή σιδήρου
Issue date 2020-06-10
Collection   Faculty/Department--Faculty of Letters--Department of History and Archaeology--Doctoral theses
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