Established in 1919, The Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (CVA) series brings together the known holdings of Greek and Italian pottery held in museums and private collections around the world into a standard format. There are now nearly 350 volumes from 26 countries in the series.
This is the first CVA to be written on an Australian collection. It focuses on the Nicholson Museum's collection of South Italian pottery from Apulia. The first pieces, comprising 28 complete pots were acquired by the museum's founder Sir Charles Nicholson and given to the University in 1860. Since then the South Italian collection has grown through gifts and purchases and now numbers over 250 items.
Alexander Cambitoglou is Director of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens and former Honorary Curator of the Nicholson Museum.
Michael Turner is the current Senior Curator of the Nicholson Museum.
Size: 297 × 210 mm
Copyright: © 2011
Publication: 01 Nov 2011