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What is the difference between black figure and red figure Greek pottery?

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What is the difference between black figure and red figure Greek pottery?
The difference between black-figure and red-figure Greek pottery is that in black-figure pottery, figural and ornamental motifs were applied with a slip that turned black during firing and the background was color of the clay, whereas the decorative motifs on red-figure vases remained the color of the clay; the background, filled in with a slip, turned black. Red-figure is essentially the reverse of a black figure. On 1stDibs, shop vintage and antique Greek pottery.
1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
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Set of Three Framed Prints Depicting Greek Apulian Red-Figure Pottery
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Set of three framed prints depicting Greek glassical red-figure pottery. Left print: Marked
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Italian Classical Roman Prints

Materials

Wood, Paper

Greek kylix
Located in EL CAMPELLO, ES
and sipping while reclining. Often decorated with red-figure or black-figure scenes on the interior
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Greek Classical Greek Antiquities

Materials

Pottery

Athenian Red Figure Vases, the Archaic Period
Located in Bradenton, FL
Athenian red figure vases, the Archaic Period by John Boardman. Paperback book, published in 1985
Category

Vintage 1980s Spanish Classical Greek Books

Materials

Paper

Apulian Red Figure Lekanis with Ladies of Fashion
Located in London, GB
A Red-figure lekanis composed of a fitted lid with red-figure "ladies of fashion" in profile. This
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Greek Antiquities

Materials

Terracotta

"Perfect Empire #6", Classical Greek Sculpture Portrait Figurative Study on Red
Located in Soquel, CA
Contemporary figure study of a classical Greek sculpture of a woman with cherub, depicted with
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Greek aryballos depicting a horse head
Located in EL CAMPELLO, ES
ITEM: Aryballos depicting a horse head MATERIAL: Pottery CULTURE: Greek, Corinthian PERIOD: 7th
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Greek Classical Greek Antiquities

Materials

Pottery

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