Naukratis: Greeks in Egypt

Alexandra Villing, Marianne Bergeron, Giorgos Bourogiannis, Alan Johnston, François Leclère, Aurélia Masson and Ross Thomas

With Alan Johnston, Valerie Smallwood and Susan Woodford

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Chian Pottery


Marianne Bergeron

The Chian pottery at Naukratis represents the largest group of Archaic Greek pottery at the site. The total amount of Chian fine wares stands at approximately 30% of the entire corpus of Greek pottery imports preserved from the early fieldwork at Naukratis and about 40% of that dating to the 7th and 6th century BC. It is one of the most important collections of Chian pottery known from any site, both in terms of the diversity in the range of shapes and the variety of styles.

Chian chalice

Wild Goat Style lekane, c. 625–610 BC. British Museum, 1888,0601.456 with small joining fragment 1924,1201.418 (photomontage)