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Beginning about 610 B.C., vase painters showed silhouettes in black slip glaze on the red surface of the clay. Like the Geometric Period, vases frequently showed bands, referred to as "friezes," depicting separated narrative scenes, representing elements from mythology and daily life. Later, painters disbanded the frieze technique and replaced it with scenes covering a full side of the vase. Eyes on wine-drinking vessels may have looked like a face mask when the drinker held the wide cup up to drain it. Wine was the gift of the god Dionysus who was also the god for whom the great dramatic festivals were held. In order for the faces to be seen in the theaters, actors wore exaggerated masks, not unlike the exterior of some of the wine cups. The artists incised clay that had been fired with the black or they painted it to add detail. Although the process was initially centered in Corinth, Athens soon adopted the technique.
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Classical red figure Attic Krater

Classical red figure Attic Krater with Dionysos and Artemis from 500 B.C

Height : 0.26 m

Location of the original: Archaeological museum of Athens

€740.00
Classical red figure Attic Panathenian Amphora

Panathenian Amphora with wrestlers of the Olympic Games from 500 B.C

Height: 0.41 m

Location of the original: Archaeological museum of Athens

€850.00
Classical red figure Rhyton Amphora

Classical red figure Rhyton amphora with Eros and Medea from 530 B.C

Height : 0.41 m

Location of the original : Archaeological Museum of  Delphi

€900.00
Classical red figure Attic Rhyton

Classical red figure Attic Rhyton with Achilles and Patroklos from 450 B.C

Height : 0.42 m

Location of the original : Archaeological museum of Athens

€900.00
Classical red figure Attic Rhyton

Classical red figure Attic Rhyton with Achilles and Eros from 450 B.C

Height : 0.43 m

Location of the original : Archaeological Museum of Athens

€900.00
Attic Amphora

Attic Amphora with Achilles from 500 B.C

Height: 0.30 m

Location of the original: Archaeological Museum of Athens

€950.00
Classical red figure Attic Oinochoe

Classical red figure Attic Oinochoe with Eros and dancers from 540 B.C

Height : 0.34 m

Location of the original : Archaeological museum of Athens

€1,100.00
Classical red figure Attic Pyxis

Classical red figure Attic Pyxis with Apollo and Demeter from 520 B.C.

Height: 0.36 m

Location of the original: Archaeological Museum of Athens

€1,200.00
Classical red figure Attic Amphora

Classical red figure Attic Amphora with Apollo and Artemis

Height: 0.40 m

Location of the original: Archaeological Museum of Athens

€1,250.00