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The humbler crafts continued to flourish, as did the Bronze Age practice of
decorating clay vases. Vase decoration provides important evidence for
observation of the development of the arts in Greece in these and following
centuries; clay ...
Two major kinds of painting characterize the early Classical period: red-figure
vase painting and wall painting. No ancient Greek wall painting survives, even in
reasonable copies, but something of its nature can be deduced from
To this class belong a blue vase from Pompeii (Museo Archeologico Nazionale),
with Cupids gathering grapes; the Auldjo Vase (British Museum, London), with an
exquisitely naturalistic vine; and the celebrated Portland Vase, also in the ...
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