Ancient Greek Art Essay by Calwriter

Ancient Greek Art
This paper discusses ancient Greek art in the period between about 580 B.C. and 450 B.C. with examples of pottery and statues from this period.
# 54400 | 2,250 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 27, 2004 in Art (History) , Archaeology (Greek)

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This paper explains that during this period both deities and ordinary mortals were depicted, but there was no homogeneity of technique, which ranged from a very natural and sculptural pottery in amphorae to a more studied and artificial style. The author points out that three of the objects represent tools. The amphora stored wine, the lekythos was used during religious ceremonies, and the krater was used to serve punch made from wine. The paper relates that, unlike the amphora, the lekythos style has only one handle, a more slender neck than an amphora, with a wider mouth, and probably held oil or perfumes, a claim that is advanced because they were often found in and around tombs that were excavated from ancient homes.

Table of Content
"The Bateman Amphora"
"The Dipylon Amphora"
"Douris Lekythos"
"Bell Krater"
"Athlete Making an Offering"

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