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  • Proto-Corinthian style — ▪ Greek art        Greek pottery style that flourished at Corinth during the Oriental period (c. 725–c. 600 BC). Proto Corinthian pottery, most of which is miniature in size, was the first to be decorated in the black figure (black figure… …   Universalium

  • Pottery of ancient Greece — Bilingual amphora by the Andokides Painter, ca. 520 BC (Munich) As the result of its relative durability, pottery is a large part of the archaeological record of Ancient Greece, and because there is so much of it (some 100,000 vases are recorded… …   Wikipedia

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  • black-figure pottery — Type of Greek pottery that originated in Corinth с 700 BC. The figures were painted in black pigment on the natural red clay ground. Finishing details were then incised into the black pigment, revealing the red ground. The great Attic painters… …   Universalium

  • Orientalizing period — Neck of a Proto Attic loutrophoros by the Analatos Painter. In the history of ancient Greece, the Orientalizing period is the cultural and art historical period informed by the art of Anatolia, Syria, Assyria, Phoenicia and …   Wikipedia

  • aryballos — aryballoid, adj. /ar euh bal euhs/, n., pl. aryballoi / bal oy/. Gk. and Rom. Antiq. an oil jar, characterized by a spherical body, flat rimmed mouth, and often a single handle extending from the lip to the shoulder of the jar, used chiefly for… …   Universalium

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