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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

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    Greek Pottery

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    Did you know that the Ancient Greeks made pottery over 3,000 years ago (1,000 BCE) in Ancient Greece? The Greeks stopped doing pottery around 350 BCE when wall-painting became popular, but before wall-painting pottery was a good way for us to discover things about Ancient Greece. Pottery allowed us to be able to learn about the Ancients Greeks’ cultural beliefs. While pottery from Ancient Greece shows cultural beliefs and practice of religion in Ancient Greece it also shows ways for archaeologists

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    Achilles and Ajax Playing Dice by Exekias

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    point for the development of all aspects of cultural art history, such as architecture, sculpture, pottery and painting. The ancient Greek civilization was famous for its mythical and aesthetic principle in the art culture. Renowned for the pottery, Greek had developed its unique painting technique called the black-figured. “Achilles and Ajax playing Dice” by Exekias is the most significant black-figure amphora for its iconography and that represents the ideal art principle and history of the ancient

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    in time. For example, in black-figure, scenes of mourning and the fetching of water are common, as opposed to red-figure where slaves and domestic work are were more popular. From this information, we can then examine how the image of the Athenian woman has changed and possibly determine why. We can examine pottery and artwork from different periods in Athens. Regarding Greek pottery, there seems to be two distinct eras, black-figure and red-figure. Black figure pottery was popular from the 7th

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    in order to show the Greeks confident and optimistic spirit. I found interested on painter Exekias and the Leagros Group’ amphora with the same theme of Achilles and Ajax playing a board game. Exekias who was called the greatest black- figure artist, his black- figure technique is proficiency particularly on curving heroes. Moreover, he painted a scene of Achilles and Ajax playing a board game during a break in the Trojan

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    Sexual Fluidity in Ancient Greece

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    Introduction The Red Figure and Black Figure pottery styles were prevalent in Ancient Greece staring around 600 BC. Black figure was a style that preceded red-figure pottery in which the artist left the background of the pot the color of the clay and the figures were painted with slip as well as incised into the pot so that after a 3 part firing process the figures would come out black and the pot as red. Red figure pottery followed this style in which the artist painted the background of the pot

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    Sexual Fluidity in Ancient Greece

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    which strives to understand the female position and power in society, in conjunction with archaeology and the synchronistic approach to truly understand the full dynamic of homosexuality in Greece (Walter, “Feminist Anthropology?”). In Greek myth and pottery there are plenty of stories of the promiscuous or abducted woman who is pursued by a man such as with the story of Hades and Persephone, but not so often are women shown or talked about as having sexual lives of their own with people of the same-sex

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    Weapons & Tools Depcited in Art

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    the chariot. Again, in chapter two, we find another piece where the weapon ends up being the center of focus. It is difficult to tell if any one work of art intended for the weapons to figure so prominently, but collectively there is certainly a subconscious emphasis on them. In “The Pan Painter, Attic Red Figure Krater” Fig. 2.7 (Sporre 58) the weapon is clearly the focal point. The vast negative space contrasting with the thin, but balanced bow and arrow draw ones eye right to the area. Furthermore

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    The durability of clay has brought forth an immense abundance of Greek pottery, a craft mastered by Athenian artists. Archeologists have found hundreds of varieties in creation, shape, function, style, and artwork in Archaic vases. The museum has been blessed with one of these priceless artifacts; it is the duty of this establishment to accumulate as much data as possible surrounding the vase. In first identifying technique, dimensions, and condition, as well as describing shape, ornament, and figural

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    knowledge about Ancient Greece is in dedication to its pottery. Due to its relative durability over the years, whether intact or in pieces, the history of Greece survived. Greek pottery thrived from 1000 BCE to 400 BCE and was meant for everyday use. Potters produced a variety of styles of all shapes and sizes with abstract, historical, and mythological designs showcasing everyday Greek life. Pottery back then was made similar to nowadays; pottery was made by shaping clay on a wheel, decorating the

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