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Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum

‘Catalogue of Greek Vases’. The international Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, sponsored by the Union Académique Internationale, aims to illustrate all the ancient Greek pottery in public and private collections. The British Academy publishes fascicules contributing to the ‘Great Britain’ series of catalogues.

There is a wide spread of material. Bronze Age Greek, Cypriot, local Italian, Etruscan, and the local styles of the Archaic Greek city-states all appear beside the more familiar Athenian black and red figure. The large format allows all pieces to be fully illustrated, and there are profile drawings of the more interesting shapes, as an aid to the study of potting as well as painting. There is a full commentary on each vase.

The British committee is chaired by Dr Thomas Mannack.

Note that not all ‘Great Britain’ fascicules are published by the British Academy (e.g. some are published by British Museum Press - as indicated in the list).

British Academy fascicules are published by Oxford University Press. Some older fascicules are available from Oxbow Books.

Click on blue titles for details.


GREAT BRITAIN

25. [published by British Museum Press]

24. Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 4  by H W Catling & T Mannack
64 pages + 75 plates 
978-0-19-726444-7  hbk    2010    available from OUP    £75.00

23. Reading Museum Service (Reading Borough Council)  by Amy C Smith
64 pages + 40 plates 
978-0-19-726389-1  hbk    2007    available from OUP    £60.00

22. Aberdeen University: Marischal Museum Collection   by Elizabeth Moignard
50 pages + 53 plates
978-0-19-726376-1  hbk    2006    available from OUP    £65.00

21. Harrow School   by Jasper Gaunt, with the collaboration of Thomas Mannack
86 pages + 56 plates
978-0-19-726306-8  hbk    2005    available from OUP    £65.00

20. [published by British Museum Press]

19. Winchester College  by John Falconer & Thomas Mannack
36 pages + 16 plates
978-0-19-726257-3  hbk    2002    available from Oxbow

18. The Glasgow Collections: The Hunterian Museum; the Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery, Kelvingrove; the Burrell Collection  by Elizabeth Moignard
64 pages + 60 plates
0-19-726168-X  hbk    1997    available from Oxbow

17. [published by British Museum Press]

16. The National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh  by Elizabeth Moignard
0-19-726077-2  hbk    1989    available from Oxbow

15. Castle Ashby, Northampton  by John Boardman & Martin Robertson
0-19-725981-2  portfolio    1979    out of print
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14. Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 3  by John Boardman
0-19-725953-7  portfolio    1975    out of print
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13. [published by British Museum Press]

12. University of Reading  by Percy Neville Ure & Annie Dunman Ure
0-19-725802-6  portfolio    1954    out of print
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1-11. [not published by the British Academy]
(the publication of Fascicules 3, 6, 9 and 11 were supported financially by the British Academy)


CANADA

1. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (Attic Black Figure and Related Wares)  by J W Hayes
978-0-19-726000-5  portfolio    1981    available from Oxbow


NEW ZEALAND

1. New Zealand (Attic Protogeometric, Geometric and Black Figure; Corinthian)  by J R Green
0-19-725990-1  portfolio    1979    out of print
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Summary Guide to Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum  by Thomas H Carpenter
0-19-726033-0  pbk    1984    out of print

Summary Guide to Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Second Edition  by Thomas H Carpenter & Thomas Mannack
0-19-726203-1  pbk    2000    available from Oxbow

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