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Understanding Greek Vases: A Guide to Technical Terms

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What is a pyxis? Who was the Amasis Painter? How did Greek vases get their distinctive black and orange colors? This richly illustrated book--the latest in the popular Looking At series--offers definitions and descriptions of these and many other Greek vase shapes, painters, and techniques encountered in museum exhibitions and publications on ancient Greek ceramics. Included is an essay on how to look at Greek vases and another on the conservation of ancient ceramics. These essays provide succinct explanations of the terms ...

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Understanding Greek Vases: A Guide to Technical Terms
2002, J. Paul Getty Museum

ISBN-13: 9780892365999

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