Author(s) : Rompoti Eftichia (21/8/2008)Translation : Koutras Nikolaos
For citation: Rompoti Eftichia, "Kerch Vases",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Black SeaURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=11301>
The Kerch vases represent the last bloom of Attic red-vase painting. Most of them have been unearthed in the area of the Kingdom of Pontus (modern south Ukraine and Russia). Their dating and attribution to specific vase painters is problematic. The Kerch style is a combination of a new pictorial expression influenced by monumental painting and sculpture within the confines of the traditional style. Its iconographic themes originate mainly from the mythology.
Panticapaeum (Kerch), Athens, Olynthus, Mediterranean Basin
4th cent. BC (374 - 331 BC)
1. General characteristics
2. Stylistic features
2.1 Painters and workshops
3. Decoration and iconographical themes
5. Finds and dispersion
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