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Title: Emblems of Identity Revisited
Subtitle: Gender and the Messapian Trozzella
Author(s): HERRING, Edward
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 19    Date: 2020   
Pages: 247-255
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.19.0.3288566

Abstract :
This paper returns to a topic first discussed by the author in 1995, namely the continued use of an otherwise obsolete pottery style and vase form – the trozzella – in the tombs of the non-Greek population of the Salento Peninsula. The earlier paper argued that the use of the trozzella was to communicate messages of ethnic identity. However, by the late 5th and 4th centuries BC, trozzelle are only found in the graves of adult women. The present paper, therefore, revisits the original argument to address this gender dimension and the implications for indigenous identity at the time.

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