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Greek pottery in the stone age

By |2018-04-22T11:11:33+00:00July 5th, 2017|Art, Greeks|

Stone Age Greek pottery: Rainbow Ware, ca. 6500 BC Rainbow ware Around the time that people in Greece settled down in houses and villages, and began planting their own crops and herding animals, they also began to produce pottery. They learned how to make pottery from their neighbors in West Asia.  This Neolithic period [...]

Greek Black Figure pottery – Art in Ancient Greece

By |2018-05-29T13:11:20+00:00July 3rd, 2017|Art, Greeks|

Black figure amphora by Exekias showing Achilles and Ajax playing checkers What does "black figure" mean? In Athens, in the Archaic period, potters kept right on making clay pots with mythological scenes on them. Gradually the scenes grew and took over more of the pot, and the geometric decoration took up less and [...]