Neck Amphora Vase Analysis

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This is a neck-amphora vase that is decorated in the black-figure technique and the ornament painted black on the clay ground, and additional red and white details. An amphora is a two handled storage vase mostly used to store liquids such as wine. This vase technique was established in Athens by the late seventh century B.C. This neck-amphora was produced around 525-500 B.C.E. This vase shows that there is a verity of details with black-figure painting. The Height of the amphora is 18 and 1/2 inches, with 11 3/4 inches diameter. The work is from Greek art collection. The vase was made by Lysippides Painter who was an Attic vase painter in the black-figure style. He was active in Greek vases collection around 530 to 510 B.C.E. His real name is anonymous. The front side of the amphora presents the Greek hero Herakles leading the multiple headed dog, Kerberos,…show more content…
This vase painting used the black-figure technique which was extremely popular during the early Greek time period. This work is also known for its pottery. As you see the vessels are divided into sections with shaped figures, lines, and rows of dots that illustrates a scene. The overall look of this attic art is highly relevant of the Mycenaean and geometric styles. Illustrating a narrative scene on the vase is a major expression of Greek art and knowing that ancient Greek painters was part of their job to narrate a scene along with the vase painting. This neck amphora is identified by its handles attached to the neck. This shape is significant among Attic vases. In black-figure, the standard type has a more obvious shoulder, perhaps inspired by East Greek shapes. Neck amphora continue to be decorated with the black-figure technique as part of Greek pottery. The figures are importantly expressing the ancient Greece period which on my chosen vase it includes the hero figure Heracles in the scene of the

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