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The Antique Greek Ceramics

15.jpgThe Mycéniens (1500 – 1150 env.av.JC) therefore knew the use of the lap and, alongside traditional forms for food as jars, also achieved high cuts to drink elegant silhouette. The decoration, inspired by the sea often stylized motifs, stands out in black on the dough clear.

Various Greek ceramics,
Attica or southern Italy (Apulia)
Sixth and fourth centuries BC. JC
except the color of mud,
1 300 years before Jesus Christ
The Attic amphora responsible,
sixth century BC. JC,
high. : 26.5 cm

From the seventh century BC, the Greeks have distinguished themselves in the manufacture of black-figure vases (as kyathos cut drinking high loop of the first, sixth century BC. JC, or amphora from the bottom) or , inversion of the previous process, with red figures (the bell-shaped crater left). In both cases, it is a pulp-rich iron oxide which is added to the potash, for physical transmutation during cooking, is black and waterproof. The latter is unique, but in three stages: oxidative-oven vents are open to let oxygen-, reducing to 950 °-vents are closed, adding branches green smoke inside-then new oxidizing. As a first step, it is these figures who have received this dough (inaccurately called “black lacquer”), the details being made by incisions and highlights of purple and white clay, from 530 BC. JC, reversing the process helped make more realistic figures (as in works of Euphronios). Athens in particular technique is illustrated in this complex is not really knew how to reproduce the twentieth century – but the Greek colonies of southern Italy brilliantly took the torch during the fourth century.

The majority of ancient Greek vases of the National Museum of Ceramics from the collection of Dominique-Vivant Denon (diplomat in Italy in the eighteenth century, his collection of vases was acquired by Louis XVI to be delivered to the manufacturer to provide sèvres models).

Greece has very limited use of land covered with glaze she knew of Egypt. From the second century av. JC, however, especially in the Roman world, the lead-glazed ceramic (yellow, brown, green), was widely used.

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