Visual Timeline: Black Figure Pottery

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625 BCE: Black-figure pottery created in Corinth.
 
600 BCE - 550 BCE: Laconia produces black-figure pottery.
 
600 BCE - 480 BCE: Attic black-figure pottery dominates the greek ceramic market.
 
600 BCE - 500 BCE: The first depictions on black-figure pottery of Hercules fighting the centaur Nessos.
 
570 BCE: First signed example of black-figure pottery by Sophilos.
 
 
570 BCE - 560 BCE: The black-figure Francois Vase is produced in Attica by Ergotimos (potter) and Kleitias (painter).
 
570 BCE - 560 BCE: Kleitias, one of the masters of black-figure pottery decoration is active.
 
 
560 BCE - 520 BCE: Chalkidian black-figure pottery is produced in southern Italy.
 
545 BCE - 530 BCE: Exekias, perhaps the greatest black-figure pottery painter is active.
 
540 BCE: A black-figure vase by Exekias depicts Achilles killing the Amazon Penthesilea.
 
530 BCE: Red-figure pottery style takes precedent over black-figure.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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