Black Figure Amphora - 750 BC
Hand-made ceramic copy of a Greek Black Figure Amphora - container used in the ancient Greek world as a means for transporting and storing grapes, wine, olive oil, olives, grain, fish, and other commodities. Different designs painted on front and back depicting mythological scenes. See additional photos for details. A beautiful additional to your household, or a wonderful gift. Approx. 30 cm in height (11.8").
*This is a hand-painted reproduction, individually signed by the artist. Artistic styles may vary slightly.
Due to special handling requirements, please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. Express delivery available upon request.
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.