Hand Painted Antique Style Greek Red-figure pottery Small Pyxis – Goddess Athena

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One small Pyxis from the Classical period, sometimes called the Hellenic period, corresponds to most of the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Handmade and hand painted.
Dimensions: 6cm x 4cm

Description

One small Pyxis from the Classical period, sometimes called the Hellenic period, corresponds to most of the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Handmade and hand painted.
Dimensions: 6cm x 4cm

Greek Pottery During the Classical Period (c.480-330 BCE)
Red-figure vase painting is one of the most important styles of figural Greek vase painting. It developed in Athens around 520 BC and remained in use until the late 3rd century BC. It replaced the previously dominant style of black-figure vase painting within a few decades. Its modern name is based on the figural depictions in red colour on a black background, in contrast to the preceding black-figure style with black figures on a red background. The most important areas of production, apart from Attica, were in Southern Italy. The style was also adopted in other parts of Greece. Etruria became an important centre of production outside the Greek World.

Additional information

Dimensions 6 × 6 × 4 cm