The Classical Quarterly (New Series)

Shorter Notes

Black bronze and the ‘Corinthian alloy’

D. M. Jacobsona1 and M. P. Weitzmana2

a1 GEC-Marconi Ltd, Borehamwood

a2 University College London

Two recent studies by A. R. Giumlia-Mair and P. T. Craddock have been devoted to a form of bronze having a blackish tint.1, 2 The authors there describe examples ancient and modern, from as far apart as Mycenean Greece, Egypt, Rome, China and Japan. In Japan such bronze is prominently represented in decorative art and known as Shakudo.