The lost secrets of Classical Athenian vases
important archaeological Museums worldwide do not offer for sale
reproductions of classical Athenian vases and other ceramic artifacts
of the classical period. The principal reason is the difficulty
to produce technologically authentic reproductions of the fired
black, red and white colours decorating the surface. All reproductions
offered on the tourist market are painted over with synthetic colours
and bear no relation to the techniques of the classical period.
Museum Quality ancient ceramic replicas
An obvious application
of the knowledge produced from the study and understanding of ancient
technologies is the modern reproduction of ancient artefacts by
following the original, ancient manufacturing processes. THETIS,
at the moment, is the only company in the Museum market that offers
ceramic copies, which do not simply imitate the style of the originals
with the use of acrylic paints
Production of ceramic replicas for the permanent archaeological
exhibition of the Athens METRO station at the Acropolis.
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newspaper ''TA NEA''
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Collectors Concerns: Beware the Fakes, Frauds, and Reproductions
One of the greatest
problems that collectors of antiquities, antiques and antique-like
decorative objects will run into are the fakes, frauds, reproductions
and copies that abound. Identifying these problem items before a
purchase is critical and here we present tips and techniques that
will help you ID problem pieces on your own.
Services - Archive
Late Neolithic Ceramics from Ftelia, Mykonos, Cyclades. 2001.
Provenance and Technology studies, pigment characterization, reproduction experiments, conservation of ceramic finds at the Archaeological Museum, Mykonos.
Client: University of the Aegean, Mediterranean Studies Dept, Archaeology and Archaeometry group. (Profs A.Sampson, Y. Lyritzis).
Relevant Publications in ''The Neolithic Settlement at Ftelia, Mykonos'', A. Sampson (ed.), Rhodes 2002.
- E. Aloupi, Pottery Analysis from the Late Neolithic Settlement at Ftelia, Mykonos. Provenance, Technological and Functional Considerations, pp. 279-297.
- M. Mexi, Detailed Petrographic Analyses, pp. 299-308.
Klinamen-Archive of Artist's Books and Journals. 2000.
Archive of artists's books and journals. In collaboration with D. Agrafiotis
Alexander Iolas Collection. 1999.
Documentation and Digital cataloguing of the archaeological objects and works of art collection.
Client: members of the Alexander Iolas family