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Iconographic Lexicon of the Iberian World: Greek Images



This project aims to compile and systematise the images of women and their rituals on the Iberian Peninsula during the first millennium BC:

The world of Iberian representations is closely linked to Mediterranean traditions (Phoenician/Punic, Greek, Italic, etc.). Iberian art cannot be understood without these cultures, from which it constantly borrowed icons and with which it shared similar formulas.

Of all images received from other cultures, those imported from the Greek world are especially relevant and abundant. A study of Greek images will document and research their iconographic types between the sixth and fourth centuries BC. The goal is to understand the dialogue between the Iberian world and Greek images from two perspectives—those of the Attic producers and the Iberian recipients—while situating each piece in its particular archaeological context. This will shed new light on the interaction between two cultures at opposite ends of the Mediterranean and provide a deeper understanding of some of the most important ritual and social practices of Iberian groups that integrated Greek vases (and their imagery) into their own ideological and political discourses.

Publicaciones y eventos relacionados


Celebración de la Jornada de estudio “Encuentros con las imágenes femeninas en Iberia”, en el Museo Arqueológico Nacional, el 24 de noviembre de 2016, organizada por Trinidad Tortosa y Paloma Cabrera.


X. AQUILUÉ y P. CABRERA: “La Base Documental del Centro Iberia Graeca, un instrumento para la documentación e investigación sobre la imagen femenina griega en la península Ibérica”, en T. Tortosa (Ed.): Encuentro con las imágenes femeninas en Iberia. (en prensa).

P. CABRERA y M. MORENO: “Vasos griegos e imágenes femeninas en el Sureste de la Península Ibérica”, en T. Tortosa (Ed.): Encuentro con las imágenes femeninas en Iberia. (en prensa).