By N.S. Gill
Pottery containers decorated on the outside are common in the ancient world. The Greeks, particularly potters in Athens, standardized certain styles, perfected their techniques and painting styles, and sold their wares throughout the Mediterranean. Here are some of the basic types of Greek pottery vases, jugs, and other vessels.
Source: "Attic Red-Figured and White-Ground Pottery," by Mary B. Moore. The Athenian Agora, Vol. 30. (1997)
Woman and a youth, by the Dijon Painter. Apulian red-figured pelike, c. 370 B.C. at the British Museum.
Protoattic loutrophoros, by the Analatos Painter (?) c. 680 B.C. at the Louvre.
Odysseus and the Sirens by the Siren Painter (eponymous). Attic red-figured stamnos, c. 480-470 B.C. at the British Museum
Corinthian column-krater, c. 600 B.C. at the Louvre.
Female head and vine tendril in the Gnathian technique. Apulian red-figured volute-krater, c. 330-320 B.C. British Museum.
Dionysos, Ariadne, satyrs and maenads. Side A of an Attic red-figure calyx-krater, c. 400-375 B.C. From Thebes.
Hare and Vines. Apulian bell-krater of the Gnathia style, c. 330 B.C. at the British Museum.
Warrior's departure. Attic black-figure psykter, c. 525-500 B.C. at the Louvre.