created on 2022-06-11
Created on 2024-02-07
This is a black-and-white image of an ancient Greek terracotta bowl (a type of krater) with two handles. The bowl is set against a plain, light background that accentuates its details. Its surface displays black-figure decoration featuring human figures, possibly warriors given their shields and helmets, and other embellishments. The figures are rendered in a silhouette style typical of the black-figure pottery technique, with details incised to show through the red clay body beneath the black glaze. Above and below the main frieze of figures, there are ornamental patterns; a zig-zag or meander pattern runs along the rim, while the base features vertical strokes, possibly representing rays or a lotus bud motif. The handles are simple and functional, extending outward and then turning down sharply to rejoin the body of the vessel at the rim, accenting the vessel’s overall form.