Current Location:
Shelf K3 (OS) -> Box 344
Location Notes:
IDC; Open Shelving; Section K; Shelf K3; Box 344

Greek Calyx-Krater

Artwork
Identifier:
2006.472.1
Artist:
Made by Italian Artisans
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 11.75 in Width: 11 in Depth: 11 in
Description:
Classical Greek vase with large. Terracotta with painted black decorations and figures. The figures depict a battle 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.