Making and decorating Athenian black- and red-figure vases
The first stage in making a pot is to dig the clay out of the ground. Pieces of grit or plant matter must be removed before...
Making Greek Vases
In ancient Greece, the phrase "to make pottery" meant to work hard. While all Greek pottery was made by similar methods...
Melos Geometric Krater
A krater from Melos with geometric design. By the Rottiers painter, 8th century BCE. (Pushkin Museum, Moscow)
Minoan Jug in Floral Style
Late New-Palace period (1450 BCE) clay jug with distinctive leaf pattern, from Phaistos. (Heraklion Archaeological Museum...
The ever evolving pottery from the Minoan civilization of Bronze Age Crete (2000-1500 BCE) demonstrates, perhaps better...
Late Minoan polychrome vase, mid-15th century BCE, from Isopata. (Archaeological Museum, Heraklion)
Minoan Vase in Marine Style
New-Palace period (1500-1450 BCE) Cretan Clay askos with 'Marine Style' decoration, (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete...
Mycenaean bridge-spouted jug displaying a Minoan influence (1500-1450 BCE). Found in the Kalkani tomb, Mycenae. Archaeological...
Mycenaean Krater With Warriors
Large Mycenaean krater depicting men in full armour (helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spear) as they depart for war...
The pottery of the Mycenaean civilization (1550-1050 BCE), although heavily influenced by the earlier Minoans based...