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Ancient Greek Pottery

A Wealth of Pottery Traditions and History

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As potters today, the history of our craft and art can inspire us, lead us to try new techniques, and open up creative possibilities. The ancient Greek civilizations developed a myraid of pottery forms and traditions. In this image gallery, we will explore just a sampling of some of that rich tradition.
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Ancient Greek pottery alabastron, a long vessel used to hold perfumed oils for use after bathing.AlabastronAncient Greek pottery amphora from Attica, made using the black-figure technique.Attic AmphoraAncient Greek pottery black-figure amphora made in Athens about 520 - 500 BC. Black Figure AmphoraAncient Greek pottery neck-amphora, one of the many types of amphorae, or storage jars.Neck-Amphora
Ancient Greek pottery neck amphora now residing at the British Museum in London.Neck-Amphora 2Ancient Greek pottery neck amphora showing a sowrdsman. Amphora Shwowing a Swordsman Ancient Greek pottery black-figured amphora decorated with dancing satyrs and maenads.Amphora DecorationAncient Greek pottery amphoriskos, or small jug, showing animals and a siren.Corinthian Amphoriskos
Ancient Greek pottery amphoriskos formed in the shape of seashells. Shell AmphoriskoiAncient Greek pottery aryballos, a small jug used to carry perfumes and oil. Pyriform AryballosAncient Greek pottery askos, a flask form developed from animal-skin wine sacks.AskosAncient Greek pottery calyx krater, a vessel used to mix water into wine.Calyx-Krater
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