Attic black-figure ware

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Type of pottery manufactured in the Attica region of southern Greece from about 720 bc. Vase‐painters in Athens and Corinth developed a characteristic style of decoration in which one or more friezes of human and animal figures are presented in silhouette in black against a red ground. The delineation of the figures is sometimes heightened by the use of incised lines and the addition of white or purple colouring agents. Around 530 bc the style was replaced by its inverse: red‐figure ware.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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