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Classical period red figure pottery pictures collection from greek museums
Each thumbnail photo is a link to a larger version of the same photograph.



Pelike. The bride accepts the gifts brought by her friends on the Epaulia (the day after wedding) . 340-330 BC.

Ancient Greek erotic scene

Erotic scene. Red figure askos from 400 BC.

Red figure hydria

Red figure hydria. Departure of an ephebe. From Athens (Brachami). 475-450 BC. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

Attic red figured calyx krater

Attic red figured calyx krater. A Nike in a four horse apobates chariot with an armed youth. Hermes leads the way. 360-350 BC . National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Calyx krater

Calyx crater.  Scene possibly from an episode of the Trojan cycle: youths with oriental dress, female figures, and Eros. By the Meleager painter. Late 5th cent. BC. National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Attic red figure calyx krater

Attic red figure calyx crater. A Nike adorning a tripod. About 400 BC. National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Huge notive red figure cothon

Huge notive red figure cothon. The birth of Helen. According to the most common version of the myth, the fair Helen was born from en egg that was the fruit of the union between Nemesis and Zeus. The egg was brought to Leda at Sparta by a shepherd or Hermes. The representation shows Helen coming out of the egg. Found in Analipsi , Kynouria. 5th.c. BC.

Boeotian red figure bell krater

Boeotian red figure bell vase. A Nike crowns the nake victor. At the right stands the judge, while the defeated athlete leaves the scene with his head bowed. 430-420 BC. National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Attic red figure kylix

Attic red figure kylix. Interior youths wearing himatia. Ephebes on both sides of the exterior. 440-430 BC. National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Attic red figure pyxis

Attic red figure pyxis. The newly weds on their way to the groom's house. From Eretria. 370-360 BC. National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Pelike. A departure of ephebe

Pelike. A departure of ephebe. Three men wearing himatia. From Attica. 430-420 BC. National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Attic red figure pelike

Attic red figure vase. On the front is a depiction of the Gigantomachy the terrible battle between the Olympian gods and the Giants. From Tanagra. About 400 BC. National Archaeological Museum of Athens





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