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Black-glaze ware
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[German version]

Modern term for a genre of Greek fine pottery, particularly of the Late Classical and Hellenistic periods. Sintering of iron-containing clay slip in a reducing fire yielded a glossy black result (Pottery, production of). BGW was made either by turning on a wheel or by moulding. The top coat was applied with a brush on a turning potter's wheel or was obtained by dipping in elutriated slip. BGW could also be decorated with white, red and gold painting. Repeating stamped patterns (Stamped ware) and reliefed sides (Relief ware) were also common. From the 5th cent. BC, B…

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Docter, Roald Fritjof (Amsterdam), “Black-glaze ware”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 07 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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