Current Location:
Shelf U2 (OS) -> Box 244
Location Notes:
IDC; Open Shelving; Section U; Shelf U2; Box 244;IDC; Open Shelving; Section U; Shelf U2; Box 244

Greek Volute Krater

Artwork
Description:
Large classical vase with large handles curling in at the lip. White color with black patterns. Figures painted with red and black, depicting warrior scene.
Historical Context:
These beautiful replicas have been reproduced using classical techniques. Handmade from purified clay and turned on a potters wheel, each piece is incised with drawings and then painted with red, black, and white glazes. The technique is also known as Graffitaggio. After the glazing process, they are then kiln-fired, cooled, and ready to display. The Getty Villa has many examples of ancient ceramics in its collection.