This manuscript represents the third and final volume in the publication of the hellenistic pottery unearthed by the american excavations in the athenian agora the first installment agora xxii was devoted to the moldmade bowls and the second agora xxix to the remainder of the fine ware the third presents the plain wares including household pottery oil containers and cooking pottery. Hayes fine wares in the hellenistic world 188 9 9 on the hellenistic interest in theatricality see pollitt art in the hellenistic age 4 7 for a hellenistic bowl with a depiction of a theatre mask see pedley greek art and archaeology 364 fig1060. Moldmade wares constitute a specialized category of fine pottery with decoration in relief more than any other fine hellenistic or early roman ceramics vases with moldmade relief decoration recall the appearance of contemporary vases in metal. Excavation of the ancient city of morgantina in southeastern sicily since 1955 has recovered an extraordinary quantity and variety of pottery both locally made and imported this volume presents the fine ware pottery dating between the second half of the fourth century bce when morgantina was a . The second of two volumes on the hellenistic fine ware unearthed in excavations in the athenian agora this book presents the hellenistic wheelmade table ware and votive vessels found between 1931 and 1982 some 1500 attic and 300 imported pieces
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