Attic Black Figure Plate - 530 BC
Design replicated from the original Attic black-figure kylix "Dionysos in a Ship, Sailing Among Dolphins" from Vulci. Hand-made ceramic copy from the Black Figure period. Design depicts a Greek Trireme ( ship / boat ) carrying Dionyso, dolphins, and limbs of a grape vine - ancient, representational Greek icons favored during this period. The original is on display at the Staatliche Antikensammlungen (State Collections of Antiquies) in the Kunstareal of Munich
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A beautiful additional to your household, or a wonderful gift. Approx. 20 cm in diameter (7.9").
*This is a hand-painted reproduction, individually signed by the artist.
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GREEK BLACK FIGURE POTTERY
The black-figure pottery ( 'μελανόμορφα, melanomorpha ) technique is a style of ancient Greek pottery painting in which the decoration appears as black silhouettes on a red background. The pale, iron-rich clay turned a reddish-orange color when fired, and then the design was sketched in outline and filled in using refined clay as paint. Details would be added with an engraving tool, scratching through the paint layer to the clay below. Originating in Corinth during the early 7th century BC, it was introduced into Attica about a generation later. Other notable black-figure potteries existed at Sparta, Athens, and in eastern Greece. The technique flourished until being practically replaced by the more advanced red-figure pottery technique in 530 BC, although later examples do exist.