Thursday, July 30, 2009

A classical Vessel

This is a beautiful example of a red-figure vessel from around 420-410 Bc. Notice that the style changed (the change stared already around 530 Bc) in the late archaic age from black figures on red background (simply called black-figure) and in the classical period was red-figure much more popular. Compare to this vessel posted a few weeks ago.

The motif of today's vessel is simple enough - a satyr (obviously excited) chasing after a woman, a quite common motif.

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