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red-figure

[red-fig-yer] /ˈrɛdˌfɪg yər/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or designating a style of vase painting developed in Greece in the latter part of the 6th and the 5th centuries b.c., characterized chiefly by figurative representations in red against a black-slip background, details painted in the design, and the introduction of three-dimensional illusion in the rendering of form and space.
Also, red-figured.
Compare black-figure.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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