The striking, nearly 5-foot tall Dipylon Amphora, from approximately 700 BC, is a masterpiece of the art of ancient Greek pottery. Its exquisite painted exterior shows a funeral scene with wasp-waisted human and stylized animal figures alongside geometrical shapes and patterns.
Detail of mourners at a woman’s funeral on the Dipylon Amphora, c. 750 BC
[Credit: WikiCommons]Discovered in Kerameikos, Athens at a gate called Dipylon…
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