Study Questions

Please look at these vases and try to answer the following questions (remember to use the Reed Classics Image Database. Click on each image for more information and close-up pictures):

  1. What kind of vase is this?
  2. What was its use?
  3. When do you think it was produced?
  4. Analyze the vase in terms of its formal elements. Consider patterns, colors, use of space, exploitation of the shape.
  5. Analyze the vase in terms of its iconography. What kind of scene is being portrayed? What is the relationship between the scene and the vase’s function?
Vase 1

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Vase 3

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