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Late Classical and Hellenistic Silver Plate from Macedonia$
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Eleni Zimi

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199550449

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199550449.001.0001

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(p.113) 6. Technique
Late Classical and Hellenistic Silver Plate from Macedonia

Eleni Zimi

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the technology of Macedonian silver plate production and aims to present the various methods used in both their manufacture and decoration. It also looks into the important themes needed for understanding the craft and their functions. It examines the steps used in the fabrication of silver vessels through describing the silver-shaping skills, decoration techniques, and gilding methods. It considers the observations done by Manolis Andronikos in discussing these steps.

Keywords:   Macedonian silver plate, silver vessel, crafting, silver-shaping, decoration techniques, gilding methods, Manolis Andronikos

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