Francois Vase

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Mark Cartwright
by Fiona Willis
published on 20 December 2012

The François Vase is named after Alessandro François who found the vase in Chiusi in Etruria (central Italy) in 1845 CE. This Athenian volute-krater dates from c. 570-565 BCE and is signed by the potter Ergotimos and the painter Kleitias. It is an example par excellence of Attic Black-figure pottery and is decorated with 270 labelled human and animal figures from Greek mythology.

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Willis, F. (2012, December 20). Francois Vase. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Willis, Fiona. "Francois Vase." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 20, 2012.

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Willis, Fiona. "Francois Vase." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 20 Dec 2012. Web. 19 Apr 2019.

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