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Attic Black Figure Pottery

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The Attic Black-Figure Ovoid Neck-Amphora is a pottery piece that one does not know a lot about. It was produced sometime between 600 to 400 B.C., and is now housed at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. It was used to hold liquids and was often a source of trade for the Greek potters. In this paper, one will learn how the pottery was made, what the designs on the vase mean, history, and about the culture of the Greeks. The first step in understanding the Attic Black-Figure Ovoid Neck-Amphora and other black figure pottery is to understand how the pottery is made. The artist started by digging a place in the ground to hold water in. After the large hole was filled by water, he would throw in a large amount of dry clay into the water. Then he would wait for the sun to evaporate the water leaving water pliable clay. The next step was to compact the clay and squeeze out and extra water. He would do this similarly to crushing grapes to get out the juice by stepping and walking on it. After this process, the clay would be ready to a make the vase. When he begins to make a vase, he starts by…show more content…
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