Terracotta female protome, found in a tomb, Macri Langoni,  525-500 BC. Archaeological Museum of Rhodes. Image: Wikimedia Commons

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January 3, 2015


Hellenistic and Roman Terracottas: Mediterranean Networks and Cyprus
Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus
June 3-5, 2013
Under the auspices of the Association for Coroplastic Studies


8.45-9.15: Registration
9.15-9.30: Welcoming addresses
Demetrios Michaelides, Director of the Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus
Constantinos Christofides, Rector of the University of Cyprus
Jaimee Uhlenbrock, President of the Association for Coroplastic Studies

   Session 1: The Terracotta Figurines from the House of Orpheus in Nea Paphos
   Chairperson: Jaimee Uhlenbrock

9.30-10.00: Moulding Expressions of Culture: The Terracotta Figurines from the House of Orpheus in Nea Paphos
Giorgos Papantoniou and Demetrios Michaelides

10.00-10.30: Quantitative vs. Qualitative Data: The Application of Neutron Activation Analysis and Portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy for the Study of the Hellenistic and Roman Figurines from the House of Orpheus in Nea Paphos
Vassilis Kilikoglou, Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou, Giorgos Papantoniou, Demetrios Michaelides

10.30-11.00: On Technology and Fabric Composition: Putting the pXRF Dataset into Use Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou, Eleni Aloupi, Giorgos Papantoniou, Demetrios Michaelides

11.00-11.30: The Use of Information Technology Applications for Supporting the Study and Interpretation of Terracotta Figurines from the House of Orpheus in Nea Paphos
Fernando Loizides, Andreas Lanitis, Giorgos Papantoniou and Demetrios Michaelides

    11.30-12.00: Coffee Break

   Session 2a: Cyprus
   Chairperson: Despo Pilides

12.00-12.30: Terracotta Figurines and Limestone Votaries from Late Classical to Roman times in Eastern Cyprus
Gabriele Koiner and Nicole Reitinger

12.30-13.00: The Terracottas from Larnaca's Salt Lake: Making New Things out of Old
Pauline Maillard

13.00-13.30: The Terracotta Figurines of Hellenistic Arsinoe and its Environs
Eustathios Raptou

    13.30-15.00: Lunch Break

   Session 2b: Cyprus
   Chairperson: Demetrios Michaelides

15.00-15.30: Hellenistic Terracottas: The Evidence from Ancient Arsinoe
Nancy Serwint

15.30-16.00: The Terracottas of Aphrodite and Eros at Amathous: Images of a Cult Statue?
Isabelle Tassignon

16.00-16.30: Underneath the Veil: Terracotta Figurines from the Eastern Necropolis of Amathous
Elisavet Stephani

    16.30-17.00: Coffee Break

   Session 2c: Cyprus
Chairperson: Arthur Muller

17.00-17.30: Contemplating Issues of Historical Continuity: The Case of the Erimi-Bamboula Figurines
Polina Christofi

17.30-18.00: Hellenistic and Roman Terracottas in the Cypriot Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford: Contexts, Iconography, Meaning and Mediterranean Connections
Anja Ulbrich

    Session 3a: Greece and Asia Minor
    Chairperson: Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou

9.00-9.30: Theriomorphic Figures in Hellenistic and Roman Arcadia: A Possible Cypriot Connection
Erin Walcek Averett

9.30-10.00: Praxiteles and the Figurines
Angele Rosenberg

10.00-10.30: Five Terracotta Ex-voto Figurines from Amarynthos, Euboea: A Case-Study in Sanctuary Deposit Practices
Costantina Benissi

    10.30-11.00: Coffee Break

   Session 3C: Greece and Asia Minor
   Chairperson: Vassilis Kilikoglou

9.30-10.00: Production of Terracotta Figurines in the Hellenistic Period at the Ancient City of Pherae, Thessaly
Argyroula Doulgeri-Intzesiloglou and Polyxeni Arachoviti

10.00-10.30: Some New Observations on the Materials used for Decoration of Hellenistic Terracotta Figurines in the Pherai Workshops, Greece
Eleni Asderaki-Tzoumerkioti, Manos Dionysiou, Argyroula Doulgeri-Intzesiloglou, Polyxeni Arachoviti

11.30-12.00: Greek Terracotta Dolls: Between the Domestic and the Religious Sphere
Frauke Gutschke

12.00-12.30: Tanagras in the Rituals of Death and Rebirth
Minna Lönnqvist

    13.00-14.30: Lunch Break

   Session 3c: Greece and Asia Minor
   Chairperson: Rebecca Miller Ammerman

12.30-13.00: Terracotta Veiled Women: A Symbol of Transition from Nymphe to Gyne?
Nathalie Martin

15.00-15.30: “Visiting Gods” Revisited: Aphrodite or Bride?
Arthur Muller

15.30-16.00: Aphrodite, the Coming of Age and the Marriage: Contextualisation and Reconsideration of the Nude Young Women Kneeling in a Shell
Stéphanie Huysecom-Haxhi

    16.00-16.30: Coffee Break

   Session 3d: Greece and Asia Minor
   Chairperson: Stéphanie Huysecom-Haxhi

17.00-17.30: New Hellenistic and Roman Terracotta Figurines from Pergamon’s Residential Area: On Workshops, Types and Images Related to Other Sites, and the Impact of Religions from Other Areas
Sven Kielau

17.30-18.00: Transformation and Appropriation in the Coroplastic Art of Sardis
Frances Gallart Marqués

    Session 4: Italy

    Chairperson: Nancy Serwint

9.00-9.30: Production and Consumption of Terracottas: A Case Study at Metaponto in Southern Italy
Rebecca Miller Ammerman

9.30-10.00: Hellenistic Architectural Terracottas from the Insula Occidentalis of Pompeii
Mario Grimaldi

10.00-10.30: Hellenistic Terracotta Votives from the Insula Occidentalis of Pompeii
Alessandro Russo

10.30-11.00: Coffee Break

    Session 5: North Africa: Tunisia and Egypt
   Chairperson: Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou

11.00-11.30: Terracotta Figurines in Roman Africa
Solenn De Larminat

11.30-12.00: Conceptualising the Consumption of the Sacred: Mass Production vs. Handmade Figurines
Lara Weiss

   12.00-13.30: Visit to the Cyprus Museum, Nicosia

   13.30-15.00: Lunch Break

    Session 6: The Levant
    Chairperson: Giorgos Papantoniou

15.00-15.30: From Alexandria to Tyre: The Egyptian Character of the Hellenistic Figurines from Kharayeb
Marianna Castiglione

15.30-16.00: Levantine koine: Ties between Hellenistic Terracottas from Israel and Cyprus
Adi Erlich

16.00-16.30: A Syrian Tradition in the Hellenistic Terracottas at Jebel Khalid on the Euphrates: The Case of the Persian Riders
Heather Jackson

16.30-17.00: A Look from the Outside: Mediterranean Influences on the Terracotta Figurines from Seleucia on the Tigris
Roberta Menegazzi

17.00-17.30: The Plaster Figurines from the Roman-Byzantine Khirbet es-Samrā Cemetery in Jordan
Abdalla Nabulsi

   17.30-18.00: Coffee Break

18.00-18.50: Conclusions and Summary of the Conference
Jaimee Uhlenbrock

18.50-19.00: Discussion on the Publication and Concluding Remarks
The Scientific Committee