The mycenaean pottery

The Aegean type pottery found at Broglio di Trebisacce is presented in Catalogue X, which contains a total of 352 entries.16 The catalogue has been subdivided into two parts: the first part (cat. nos. 1-12)

10 Vallino 1984, 315; Peroni 1994b, 835-838.

11 Vallino 1984; Tagliacozzo 1994; Peroni 1994b, 845846.

12 Peroni 1994b, 838-839.

13 Malone, Stoddart & Whitehouse 1994, 176-178.

14 Vagnetti 1999, 142-149 (with further refs).

15 Peroni 1983, 258; Jones & Vagnetti 1991, 140-141;


This figure differs somewhat from that given by Vagnetti & Panichelli (1994, 399), who state that somewhat less than 350 Mycenaean finds from Broglio have been published. The difference is caused by the inclusion in my catalogue of a few finds which were not drawn, but referred to in the publications (cat. nos. 1215, 1230-1234, 1238, 1240, 1242, 1266, 1275, 1340).

contains the twelve finds which are considered to be imports. The clay of most of these finds (cat. nos. 6, 7, 10, 11, 12) has chemical compositions indicating that they were produced on the Peloponnese.17 Three finds (cat. nos. 2, 8, 9) derived either from central Greece (Boeotia, Locris), or from Crete; production on the Greek mainland seems most likely on stylistical grounds. Two Mycenaean finds (cat. nos. 3, 5) revealed compositions distinct from those of the Sybaris region, although the area of their production has as yet not been determined and may even be in Italy. Two other finds (cat. nos. 1, 4) are suspected to be imports on visual grounds only. The second part of the catalogue (cat. nos. 1001-1340) presents all Aegean type finds of local manufacture. They reveal stylistical influences from the Greek mainland, but in particular from Crete.18

It is certain that these 352 sherds do not represent all Mycenaean pottery which has been found at Broglio; in total a number of 647 Aegean-type sherds have been found during the 1979-1985 excavations; the remaining unpublished finds were all very small and undiagnostic.19 In addition, Mycenaean finds from excavations since 1990 have not been included in the catalogue. According to the excavators, however, relatively few Mycenaean finds have been made so far, all very small and most of them thought to date to LH IIIC.20 It may safely be assumed that the catalogue constitutes a representative range of Mycenaean vessels found at Broglio di Trebisacce. However, the fragmentary nature of many of the Aegean-type finds has prevented a stylistical classification, which leads to a degree of uncertainty in the on-site distribution patterns.

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