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types and Styles of greek vases & pottery

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 Greek pottery may be divided in four broad categories, given here with common types:


  • Storage and transport vessels, including the amphora, pithos, pelike, hydria, stamnos, pyxis,


  • Mixing vessels, mainly for sumposia male drinking parties, including the krater, and dinos, and kyathos ladles,


  • Jugs and cups, several types of kylix also just called cups, kantharos, phiale, skyphos, rhyton, mastos, and jug-types oinochoe and loutrophoros,


  • Vases for oils, perfumes and cosmetics, including the large lekythos, and the small aryballos, alabastron, and askos. 

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