Excavations at Francavilla Marittima 1991–2004

Matt-Painted Pottery from theTimpone della Motta / Volume 2 The Cross-Hatched Bands Style

Marianne Kleibrink, Marianna Fasanella Masci, Lucilla Barresi


This 2nd volume of the Oenotrian matt-painted pottery found during the excavations at Francavilla Marittima (Calabria) in the sanctuary on top of the Timpone della Motta and in the dwellings lower down the hill presents a decorative tradition labelled the ‘Cross-hatching Bands Style’. An earlier BAR volume (S2423) treated the ‘Undulating Bands Style’ and further BAR volumes on the ‘Fringes’, ‘Miniature’ and ‘Red-and-Black’ Styles will hopefully follow). The books reflect the views of Prof. Douwe Yntema, in that matt-painted ceramics indicate one of the major starting points for investigations into the native societies of southern Italy and should merit closer study.