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Kenfield, John

Position: Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director Greek & Roman Art
Phone: (848) 932-1255
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 and by appointment
Office Location: Room 207

Greek & Roman Art

Ph.D., Princeton University

Biographical Information:

Professor Kenfield's area of interest is ancient Greek art. Though his publications deal with material ranging from the Geometric through the Middle Byzantine cultural phases, his interests of late have centered on architectural sculpture in terra cotta produced in the Greek colonies in southern Italy and Sicily. The most recent among these publications include "High Classical and High Baroque in the Architectural Terra Cottas of Morgantina," Hesperia, suppl. XXVII (Princeton, 1994): 275-81 and "Technical Variety in the Archaic Architectural Terra Cottas of Morgantina," Deliciae Fictiles II (Amsterdam, 1997): 115-20. Morgantina Studies VI: The Architectural Terra Cottas (Princeton University Press) is due to appear in fall 1999 or spring 2000.

Select Publications:

"The Sculptural Significance of Early Greek Armor" Opuscula Romana 9 (1973) 149-156.

"A Modelled Terracotta Frieze from Archaic Morgantina: Its East Greek and Central Italic Affinities" Deliciae Fictiles (Stockholm 1993) 21-28.

Entries on architectural terracottas in Padgett, J.M. (ed.) The Centaur’s Smile: the Human Animal in Early Greek Art (New Haven 2003) no. 45: 220-221; no. 46: 222-224; no. 59:251-253; no. 88: 324-325; no. 89: 326-327. 

 Deliciae Fictiles III: Architectural Terracottas in Ancient Italy: New Discoveries and Interpretations with I. Edlund-Berry and G. Greco (Oxford 2006) pp. xi-xiii (top), xv (bottom)-xix, 22-24 “Dipoinos, Skyllis and an Antefix in Houston. "

“Heaven’s Exarchs: Early Byzantine Archangels and Delegation of Imperial Power” in Anthony Tuck (ed.) KOINE: Studies in Honor of R. Ross Holloway, (Oxford 2009) pp.54-64.

Longer list of publications


Current Interests & Research:

Greek sculpture with emphasis on the Hellenistic and archaic periods, especially Western Greece or Magna Græcia (Southern Italy and Sicily).

Undergraduate Classes Taught:

Early Greek Art

Later Greek Art

Graduate Classes Taught:

Problems in Ancient Art

Upcoming Events

Wed Mar 28 @12:30PM - 4:00PM
Major Fair
Thu Mar 29 @ 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Faculty Symposium
Fri Apr 06 @10:00AM - 6:00PM
The Developing Room
Thu Apr 12 @10:00AM - 11:00PM
Workshop: Towards a Media Archaeology of the Middle Ages
Fri Apr 20 @ 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Graduate Student Symposium


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