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Understanding Greek vases : a guide to terms, styles, and techniques

"What is a pyxis? Who was the Amasis Painter? What is Six's technique? This illustrated book presents definitions and descriptions of these and many other Greek vase shapes, painters, and techniques encountered in museum exhibitions and publications on ancient Greek ceramics. An essay on how to look at Greek vases and another on conservation of ancient ceramics lay the ground for the concise and readable explanations of the terms most frequently confronting museum-goers. This is an indispensable guide to anyone wishing to obtain greater understanding of Greek ceramics and heightened enjoyment of them."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©2002
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, ©2002