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


Reviews of Book-Length Publications on Coroplastic Topics

Professors Maya B. Muratov (Adelphi University, mmuratov@adelphi.edu) and
Ioannis Mylonopoulos (Columbia University, jm3193@columbia.edu)
are the current book review editors for the CSIG.

Barrett, Caitlín E.

Egyptianizing Figurines from Delos. Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition 36.
Leiden: Brill, 2011. xix, 731 pages, 80 plates. ISBN:9789004207974. $241.00.
Reviewed by Mantha Zarmakoupi, CHS, Harvard University (mzarmakoupi@post.harvard.edu)

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Bookidis, Nancy

The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: The Terracotta Sculpture
(Corinth 18.5). Pp. vii + 315, figs. 19, b&w pls. 126, color pls. 8, tables 5. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Princeton 2010. $150. ISBN 978-0-87661-185-2.
Reviewed by Jaimee P. Uhlenbrock, State University of New York, New Paltz

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Froning, Heide and Zimmermann-Elseify, Nina

Die Terrakotten der antiken Stadt Elis.
Philippika. Marburger altertumskundliche Abhandlungen 32.
Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010. 148 pages. 32 plates. ISBN: 9783447061506. € 54.00.
Reviewed by Joannis Mylonopoulos, Columbia University (jm3193@columbia.edu)

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La coroplastie chypriote archaïque: Identités culturelles et politiques à l'époque des royaumes
(Travaux de la Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée, n° 46). Lyon: Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée, 2007.
196 pp., 9 figs, 24 pls; 29.5 cm. ISBN 978-2-903264-66-6
Reviewed by Giorgos Papantoniou, Trinity College, Dublin (papantog@tcd.ie)

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Gheorghiu, Dragos and Cyphers, Ann eds.

Anthropomorphic and Zoomorphic Miniature Figures in Eurasia, Africa and Meso-America. Morphology, materiality, technology, function and context
BAR S2138. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2010. 158 pages. 133 figs. ISBN 9781407306797. £ 35.00.
Reviewed by Erell Hubert, Cambridge University (eh385@cam.ac.uk)

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Ismaelli, Tommaso

Archeologia del culto a Gela. Il santuario di Predio Sola. Beni Archeologici – Conoscenza e Tecnologie
Quaderno 9. Bari: Edipuglia, 2011. 266 pages, 39 figs., 38 col. pl. ISBN 978-88-7228-634-0. € 40.00.
Reviewed by Ágnes Bencze, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest (agnes.bencze@yahoo.it)

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Jeammet, Violaine (ed.) 
Tanagras: Figurines for Life and Eternity. The Musée du Louvre’s Collection of Greek Figurines

Valencia: Fundación Bancaja, 2010.
299 pp., 297 color figs., 132 b/w figs., 3 maps.  ISBN 9788484711711.
Reviewed by Marcella Pisani, University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (marcella.pisani@uniroma2.it)

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Kouremenos, Anna, Chandrasekaran, Sujatha, and Rossi, Roberto (eds.)
From Pella to Gandhara. Hybridisation and Identity in the Art and Architecture of the Hellenistic East
BAR S2221. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2011
193 pages. 158 figs. ISBN 978140730779. £ 42.00.
Reviewed by SeungJung Kim, Columbia University (sk2562@columbia.edu)

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Pilz, Oliver
Frühe matrizengeformte Terrakotten auf Kreta: Votivpraxis und Gesellschaftsstruktur in spätgeometrischer und früharchaischer Zeit
Beiträge zur Archäologie Griechenlands 2.
Möhnesee: Bibliopolis, 2011. 365 pages, 35 plates. ISBN 9783933925893. € 63.00.
Reviewed by Katja Sporn, University of Salzburg (katja.sporn@sbg.ac.at)

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Poli, Nicoletta
Collezione Tarentina del Civico Museo di Storia ed Arte di Trieste. Coroplastica Arcaica e Classica.
Quaderni di Archeologia 3. Trieste: Civici Musei di Storia ed Arte,  2010. 410 pages, 712 figs., 1 map. ISBN 978-88-87377-46-0.
Reviewed by Ilaria Battiloro, Mt. Allison University (ibattiloro@mta.ca)

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Rabe, Britta.
Zwischen Entwurf und Produkt: Die griechisch-römischen Gipsformen aus Ägypten im Museum August Kestner, Hannover
PHILIPPIKA. Marburger altertumskundliche Abhandlungen 44. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2011. 196 pages, 351 b/w figs., plus CD with 368 pages of additional color figs. ISBN 9783447064842. €39.90.
Reviewed by Caitlín E. Barrett, Cornell University (ceb329@cornell.edu)

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