Baths of Zeuxippos
Author(s) : Marinis Vasileios (7/20/2008)
For citation: Marinis Vasileios, "Baths of Zeuxippos", 2008,Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, ConstantinopleURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=12457>
An encomiastic and rhetoric description of a monument, or a city, often lengthy and written in verse.
Glaze: vitreous material applied to vessel or tile prior to firing in a kiln, in order to give a glossy surface after firing.
Vessels of fine hard fabric with decoration cut into the slip and shiny colourless or coloured glaze. The main shape is a bowl with a ring foot. The incised decoration of floral motifs or figurative themes was usually arranged in a central basal metallion. The high quality of this ware and the great quantities that were found during the excavations at the Baths of Zeuxippus in Constantinople encouraged a strictly constantinopolitan attribution of the production; however, ample distribution of such ware from Egypt to the Blach Sea region and Bulgarian territory contradict such an attribution.
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