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    DescriptionWhat is a pyxis? Who was the Amasis Painter? How did Greek vases get their distinctive black and orange colours? This volume offers definitions and descriptions of these and many other Greek vase shapes, painters and techniques encountered in museum exhibitions and publications. There is discussion of how to look at Greek vases and on the conservation of ancient ceramics. The concise definitions are divided into two sections, one on potters and painters and another on vase shapes and technical terms relating to the construction and decoration of the vases. Featuring numerous colour illustrations of Greek vases, many from the Getty Museum's collection, the work should be useful to students, scholars, and those wishing to obtain a greater understanding of Greek ceramics and a heightened enjoyment of them.

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    Understanding Greek Vases
    A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Louise Hart, By (author) Andrew J. Clark, By (author) Maya Elston
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9780892365999
    ISBN 10: 0892365994

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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    73 colour & 89 b&w illustrations, 2 line illustrations, 1 map
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    J. Paul Getty Museum
    Publication date
    29 August 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA
    Author Information
    Andrew J. Clark is an independent scholar specializing in the study of Greek ceramics. Maya Elston is associate curator of antiquities conservation in the Getty Museum. Mary Louise Hart is assistant curator in the Museum's Department of Antiquities.