greek - Greek Amphora

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Greek Amphora Definition:  An amphora is a two-handled Greek vase, generally with a swolled belly, narrow  neck, and a large mouth. In antiquity, an amphora was often used to transport wine or oil.  Some amphorae have pointy bottoms. In ancient Greece pottery making was a highly skilled art form. Each exquisite piece was carefully and individually hand crafted and painted. The style of the vase would determine its specific use, whether decorative or productive such as food, water, or wine storage. The Ancient Greeks have provided us with spectacular examples of art and pottery. Greek pottery often depicted many aspects of everyday life as well as featured scenes of important figures often glorifying the gods and goddesses. Greek vases and pottery differed from that of the Roman's in that Roman urns and vases usually featured reliefs, while Greek pottery had intricatly hand painted decoration.
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