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black-figure

[blak-fig-yer] /ˈblækˌfɪg yər/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or designating a style of vase painting developed in Greece in the 7th and 6th centuries b.c., chiefly characterized by silhouetted figures painted in black slip on a red clay body, details incised into the design, and a two-dimensional structure of form and space.
Also, blackfigured.
Compare red-figure.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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