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Case 6: Greek Vases

Making mistakes: Misfired Vases

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Misfired fragment of a wine jar (pelike)

The background is glossy red, not black, but the outline and inner details of the figure are properly black. Perhaps two different batches of slip were used, only one of which sintered.

Production place: Athens
Date: around  450 BC
Find spot: Naukratis, Egypt
Fired Clay, black-figure technique
Given by Egypt Exploration Society

Object Number: GR.345.1899

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