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Greek vases were make not only in Greece but also in the Aegean islands on the west coast of Asia minor south Italy and Sicily The place where they were made the most was in Athens where many awesome vases were produced These were exported to places all around the Mediterranean and the Black SeaGreek vases were also produced at many other placces Corinth placed an important postion for transportation Laconia an area whose capital was Sparta Boeotia north-west from Attic Aegean island suchas Chios Thasos Naxos Rhodes and Crete Asia Minor such as Miletos and Clazomenai Apulia Lucania Campania and Paestum in South Italy and SicilyGreek vases were starting to be produced in Greece no later than 6000BC In the 18th century fine vases with some applied color and naturalistic ornaments called Camares ware were made in Crete In Greece mainland under the influence of Crete Mycenaean pottery was produced from 13th century to 12th with simple symmetrical ornamentsThere began to be lots of trade with the Near East in the seventh century and Greek pottery workshops introduced some ornaments and figures animals suchas a lion a panther and birds and monsters suchas a Sphinx and a Harpy from the arts or the crafts of this country Markets were occupied by the vases of Corinth where the black-figure technique red-figure was invented and exported all around the Mediterranean sea But after the development of wall paintings in the middle of the fifth century the quality of vase-painting declined Some cities in south Italy and Sicily began to produce the red-figure vases in the late fifth century and they took the market in the Magna Graecia from Athens Some market places were along the coast of the black sea but the production of fugured vases ended in the late fourth century and the south Italian workshop followed These workshops continued to produce black-glazed or relief potteriesGreek vases produced after the orientalizing period have figured
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