Visual Timeline: Greek Pottery

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1000 BCE 900 BCE 800 BCE 700 BCE 600 BCE 500 BCE 400 BCE  
 
 
1000 BCE: The first distinctive Greek pottery is produced, the Proto-geometric style.
 
 
900 BCE: The Geometric style of Greek pottery is first produced.
 
 
800 BCE: The first stylized human and animal figures appear on Greek Geometric pottery.
 
 
625 BCE: Black-figure pottery created in Corinth.
 
 
625 BCE - 600 BCE: The orientalizing style of Greek pottery becomes popular in Corinth.
 
 
620 BCE - 600 BCE: Proto-corinthian reaches its zenith in artistic quality producing the best pottery in Greece.
 
600 BCE - 550 BCE: Laconia produces black-figure pottery.
 
600 BCE - 480 BCE: Attic black-figure pottery dominates the greek ceramic market.
 
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.
 
530 BCE: Red-figure pottery style takes precedent over black-figure.
 
530 BCE: The Andokides Painter invents red-figure pottery.
 
520 BCE - 500 BCE: The Pioneer Group of red-figure painters is active.
 
510 BCE - 470 BCE: The Kleophrades Painter of red-figure pottery is active.
 
500 BCE - 460 BCE: Douris, the red-figure pottery painter is active.
 
490 BCE - 460 BCE: The Berlin Painter of red-figure pottery is active.
 
480 BCE - 450 BCE: The Pan Painter of red-figure pottery is active.
 
470 BCE: The Providence Painter of red-figure pottery is active.
 
470 BCE - 425 BCE: The Achilles Painter of red-figure pottery is active.
 
440 BCE: The Eretria Painter of red-figure pottery is active.
 
420 BCE - 400 BCE: The Meidias Painter of red-figure pottery is active.
 
400 BCE - 375 BCE: The Meleager Painter of red-figure pottery is active.
 
320 BCE: Last recorded examples of Attic Red-Figure Pottery.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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