Pottery: why bother?


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Anasazi Pottery1125-1200 CE
From Arizona, ceramic, paint, iron oxide, burnished approx. 13" tall
Crete, Phaistos, Kameres Ware Jug 2000BCE
Crete, Palaikastro, Octopus Jug c1500BCE
Crete, Phaistos, Kameres Ware Jug c2000BCE

 
 
 
 
 

A. Amphora from the Greek 
For storage
"To carry on both sides."

B. Kylix 
"To roll out." 
(from use of potter's wheel)
For drinking from

C. Oinochoe 
"To poor out."
Serving vessel

Protogeometric Period 1,050-900BC (900 BCE)



 
 
 
 

Geometric Period 900-700 BCE


Dipylon Krater, c. 750 
terra cotta 42" tall, 
found Diplyon Cemetery, 
Athens, Greece
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 
New York
Greek, Geometric Period

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dipylon Krater, c. 750 terra cotta 42" tall, 
found Diplyon Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Greek, Geometric Period

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dipylon Amphora, c. 750 terra cotta 4'11" tall, 
found Diplyon Cemetery, Athens, Greece
National Archeological Institution, Athens, Greece
Greek, Geometric Period

 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 
Greek, Rhodes, Orientalizing Oinochoe 
(wine pitcher) c650BCE
Orientalizing Period 600 BCE (600 BCE)

   

 







 
 
 

Blinding of Polyphemus and Gorgons
also called the 
Eleusis Amphora
by Menaleus 675-650 B.C.E. 56" tall,
Archaeological Museum, Eleusis
Orientalizing Period
   

 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 

hoplite n [Gk hoplites, fr. hoplon tool, 
weapon, fr. hepein to care for, work at
--more at sepulchre] (ca. 1741): a 
heavily armed infantry soldier of ancient Greece 

Chigi Vase
Proto Corinthian c620



Mycenae, Warrior's Vase, c1500
Helladic Period/Civilization

 
 














 
 
















 

Francois Vase 
by Kleitias (painter) and Ergotimos (potter)
Black figure volute krater from Chiusis, c570BCE
Museo Archeologico, Florence
Greek, 
Archaic, Black Figure

Apollo
Dionysos/Bacchus
Lapiths
Centaur
Apollonian/Dionysian Conflict

  • has several registers of mythical scenes
  • Battle of the Lapiths and the Centaurs
  • Meleager and boar hunt; 
  • wedding of Achilles' parents Peleus and Thetis
  • this vase marks transition to black figure

 
Battle between the 
Lapiths and the Centaurs

centauromachy
"in vino veritas"

centauromachy
"in vino veritas"



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


symposium
Lapith and Centaur
by the Foundry Painter
c 490 BCE 
interior of an Attic 
red-figured kylix
Archaic red-figure

 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Andokides, Bilingual Amphora
Ajax and Achiles c525BCE
 

Ajax and Achilles playing a game. by Exekias, 
c540-530 B.C.E. Attic black-figured amphora found 
in an Etruscan tomb in Vulci, Italy.
Archaic, black-figure

scraffito
sgraffito


Exekias Ajax and Achilles c540BCE