Identifying the Theran wall painters

Rickhuss, Claire Louisa (2014). Identifying the Theran wall painters. University of Birmingham. M.Phil.

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My intention is to identify the individuals responsible for the wall paintings from Akrotiri on Thera. I have considered the paintings within a chronological and geographical framework incorporating the Eastern Mediterranean in the Late Bronze Age. I have deconstructed previous subjective attribution attempts and created my own objective unique methodology incorporating Morellian principles. In doing so I have confidently identified a minimum of ten individuals responsible for the eighteen paintings examined. In addition five of these individuals can be identified in more than one painting. I have argued these individuals were operating within a family unit across several generations and that following the eruption of the volcano on Thera this organisational unit fled and was arguably responsible for the comparable material from Near East and Egypt.

Type of Work: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.Phil.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.Phil.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
School or Department: School of History and Cultures, Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology (CAHA)
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament


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