Mangieri to present research on ancient Greek vase
Dr. Anthony Mangieri, assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History, will discuss his research of an ancient Greek vase during a public lecture scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8. “Rich Clothes and Handsome Heroes on an Ancient Greet Vase” will be held at 4 p.m. in the McKillop Library special collections room.
Mangieri will discuss the imagery represented on an ancient Greek pot made in Athens circa 540-530 BCE by a vase painter named Exekias. Currently located in the Vatican Museums, this vase is considered a masterpiece in the history of western art and is arguably one of the finest painted vases that survives from the ancient world.
On one side of the vase, Exekias depicts Achilles and Ajax – two of the greatest Greek heroes who fought in the Trojan War – playing a dice game. Mangieri will focus on the rich decoration of the heroes’ cloaks in order to understand the meaning behind their elaborate ornamentation and their broader ideological significance.
Mangieri holds a Ph.D. in the history of ancient Greek and Roman art and architecture from Emory University.