Terracotta bell-krater (mixing bowl) with lid Attributed to the Group of the Würzburg Scylla Period: Classical Date: late 5th century B.C. Culture: Greek, Boeotian Medium: Terracotta Dimensions: H. 7 in. (17.8 cm.) H. with cover. 9 in. (22.9 cm.) D. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) Classification: Vases
The design depicts a mythological battle between the Greeks and the Amazons. These kind of battles were common in Greek art. The Classical period saw an eruption of art depicting more mythological battles than actual historical events.
Red Figure Red figure pottery appears from around 530BC. The name applies to pottery where the main figures are in red against a black background. This is achieved by reversing the process detailed for black figure pottery.