Greek Ceramic Painted Amphorae Photos

Amphora (pl. amphorae) are ceramic storage jars (for oil, wine, etc.) defined by two vertical neck-handles. A rustic Amphora type with a pointed end was used for ship transport. Decorated types which were also somewhat tapered but were able to stand on a flat bottom were for household use. Both types had narrow necks.

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Octopus Amphora from 15th century BC at National Archeological Museum in Athens, taken from Mycenaean cemetery at Prosymna, Argos. Greece.Athenian terracotta funerary amphora vase with painted horses & chariots at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Greek Black-figure amphora by Nessos Painter at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Greek terracotta black-figure amphoras with horses from Corinth at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.
Octopus Amphora from 15th century BC at National Archeological Museum in Athens, taken from Mycenaean cemetery at Prosymna, Argos. Greece.Athenian terracotta funerary amphora vase with painted horses & chariots (c720-700 BCE) at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Greek Black-figure amphora (625-600 BCE) by Nessos Painter at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Greek terracotta black-figure amphoras with horses (c575-525 BCE) from Corinth at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.
Corinthian terracotta amphora with painted rooster at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Attic black-figure amphora with scenes of Trojan War at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Greek terracotta black-figure amphora with Diomedes & Odysseus from Southern Italy at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek terracotta black-figure amphora with slaying of Minotaur from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Corinthian terracotta amphora with painted rooster (575-550 BCE) at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Attic black-figure amphora with scenes of Trojan War (550-540 BCE) at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Greek terracotta black-figure amphora with Diomedes & Odysseus (c540 BCE) from Southern Italy at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek terracotta black-figure amphora with slaying of Minotaur (c530 BCE) from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Collection of Greek black-figure pottery at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Greek Black-figure amphora with Achilles & Aias playing a board game by Chiusi Painter at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Greek terracotta black-figure amphora with Achilles & Ajax Gaming from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek terracotta black-figure amphorae with Dionysos from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Collection of Greek black-figure (c510 BCE) pottery at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Greek Black-figure amphora (510 BCE) with Achilles & Aias playing a board game by Chiusi Painter at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Greek terracotta black-figure amphora with Achilles & Ajax Gaming (c510 BCE) from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek terracotta black-figure amphorae with Dionysos (c510 BCE) from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Greek black-figure amphora with Herakles fighting Amazons at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Greek terracotta black-figure vase showing two men playing a board game in Yale Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Greek terracotta amphora with soldiers in combat from Calabria in Italy at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Athenian black-figure terracotta amphora with Athena as warrior at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Greek black-figure amphora (late 6th C BCE) with Herakles fighting Amazons at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Greek terracotta black-figure vase showing two men playing a board game (520-510 B.C.) in Yale Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Greek terracotta amphora with soldiers in combat (560-540 BCE) from Calabria in Italy at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Athenian black-figure terracotta amphora with Athena as warrior (323-322 BCE) at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Greek terracotta amphora with athletic rabbit from Rhodes at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Greek terracotta black figure Amphora with fighting soldiers from Athens at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Greek terracotta white on black pelike at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Black figure amphora from 550 to 530 BC with griffin and two lions at Cycladic Art Museum in Athens. Greece.
Greek terracotta amphora with athletic rabbit (550-525 BCE) from Rhodes at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Greek terracotta black figure Amphora with fighting soldiers (530-510 BCE) from Athens at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Greek terracotta white on black pelike (500-401 BCE) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Black figure amphora from 550 to 530 BC with griffin and two lions at Cycladic Art Museum in Athens. Greece.
Black figure amphora circa 540 to 530 BC featuring Dionysos flanked by two Satyrs from Cycladic Art Museum, Athens. Greece.Red figure column krater featuring erotic scene with two youths paired with two hetaera circa 480 to 470 BC at Cycladic Art Museum in Athens. Greece.Athenian red-figure krater & black-figure amphora showing exercising Greeks at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Greek terracotta red-figure & gold pigment storage jar with Judgment of Paris from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Black figure amphora circa 540 to 530 BC featuring Dionysos flanked by two Satyrs from Cycladic Art Museum, Athens. Greece.Red figure column krater featuring erotic scene with two youths paired with two hetaera circa 480 to 470 BC at Cycladic Art Museum in Athens. Greece.Athenian red-figure krater (450-400 BCE) & black-figure amphora showing exercising Greeks (6thC BCE) at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Greek terracotta red-figure & gold pigment storage jar with Judgment of Paris (c360 BCE) from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Greek terracotta red-figure storage jar with an episode from Seven against Thebes from Campania, Italy at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Collection of Greek terracotta black figure vessels from Athens at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Collection of red on black Greek pottery at Museum of World Treasures. Wichita, KS.Collection of red on black Greek pottery at Museum of World Treasures. Wichita, KS.
Greek terracotta red-figure storage jar (amphora) with an episode from Seven against Thebes (340 BCE) from Campania, Italy at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Collection of Greek terracotta black figure vessels (550-500 BCE) from Athens at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Collection of red on black Greek pottery at Museum of World Treasures. Wichita, KS.Collection of red on black Greek pottery at Museum of World Treasures. Wichita, KS.

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