Greek vases 800-300 BC: key pieces

About forty vases have been selected to give undergraduates a view of Greek painted pottery 800-300 BC. By looking closely at them you will be able to observe how shapes, techniques and styles of decoration change. Comments are made on size, shape, function, technique, style, decoration, and date, and provide a brief analysis.

Since these are original examples of ancient craftsmanship they can reveal accurately how the Greeks learned to represent the human body.  Since the way the figures are shown on the vases can be compared with representations in other media, for example, sculpture, they can help you to date a broad range of objects.