Greek Black-Figure Ceramics Photos

Black-Figure painting (c620-c480 BCE) was the dominant style of decoration on earlier Greek pottery. Figures were painted as black silhouettes with details incised to reveal the clay which fired red. This method was later supplanted by red-figure ceramics.

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Greek terracotta krater with bulls & pokal with sea creature from Mycenae at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.Greek terracotta aryballos at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Ceramic Boeotian Greek Kothon, black-figure tripod at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Greek Black-figure amphora by Nessos Painter at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Greek terracotta krater with bulls & pokal with sea creature (1400-1300 BCE) from Mycenae at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.Greek terracotta aryballos (615-600 BCE) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Ceramic Boeotian Greek Kothon, black-figure tripod (1st half 6th C BCE) at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Greek Black-figure amphora (625-600 BCE) by Nessos Painter at Altes Museum. Berlin, 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 fighting soldiers from Athens at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Greek black-figure amphora with Herakles fighting Amazons at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, 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 fighting soldiers (530-510 BCE) from Athens at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.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 in Yale Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.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.
Greek terracotta black-figure vase showing two men playing a board game (520-510 B.C.) in Yale Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.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 ceramic black figure on red krater painted with warriors & horses at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Greek terracotta black-figure krater with Odysseus escaping from Polyphemos's Cave from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek terracotta black-figure amphora with slaying of Minotaur from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek terracotta black-figure wine cooler with Scythian Archer from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Greek ceramic black figure on red krater painted with warriors & horses (520-510 BCE) at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Greek terracotta black-figure krater with Odysseus escaping from Polyphemos's Cave (550-500 BCE) from Athens 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.Greek terracotta black-figure wine cooler (psykter) with Scythian Archer (c530 BCE) from Athens at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Etruscan terracotta black-figure water jar with Herakles & Hydra from Central Italy at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Etruscan terracotta black-figure water jar with Herakles & Hydra from Central Italy at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Etruscan terracotta black-figure water jar with Herakles & Hydra from Central Italy at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Etruscan terracotta black-figure knob handled cup with Dionysus & satyrs from Vulci in at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.
Etruscan terracotta black-figure water jar with Herakles & Hydra (c525 BCE) from Central Italy at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Etruscan terracotta black-figure water jar with Herakles & Hydra (c525 BCE) from Central Italy at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Etruscan terracotta black-figure water jar with Herakles & Hydra (c525 BCE) from Central Italy at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Etruscan terracotta black-figure knob handled cup with Dionysus & satyrs (c550 BCE) from Vulci in at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.
Greek terracotta amphora with soldiers in combat from Calabria in Italy at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.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.Greek terracotta black figure Kylix from Athens at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Greek terracotta amphora with soldiers in combat (560-540 BCE) from Calabria in Italy at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.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.Greek terracotta black figure Kylix (wine cup) (530-520 BCE) from Athens at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Collection of Greek terracotta black figure vessels from Athens at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Collection of Greek terracotta vessels at Harvard Art Museums. Cambridge, MA.Euboean terracotta black-figure lekanis with image of octopus from Greece at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Collection of Greek black-figure pottery at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Collection of Greek terracotta black figure vessels (550-500 BCE) from Athens at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Collection of Greek terracotta vessels (6th-4th C BCE) at Harvard Art Museums. Cambridge, MA.Euboean terracotta black-figure lekanis (shallow dish) with image of octopus (530-520 BCE) from Greece at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Collection of Greek black-figure (c510 BCE) pottery at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Athenian red-figure krater & black-figure amphora showing exercising Greeks at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.


Athenian red-figure krater (450-400 BCE) & black-figure amphora showing exercising Greeks (6thC BCE) at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.



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