Journal article

Ancient pot-bellows: A review forty years on

CJ Davey

Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research | Published : 2021


After a brief introduction to pot-bellows, their corpus is reviewed, identifying objects and evidence that have emerged since the first paper about them was published by the author (Davey 1979). The propositions made in that paper are assessed and most are found to have stood the test of time. If anything, the new evidence has added complexity to this field of study, especially where the origin of the technology is concerned.