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Cycladic Pottery

Cycladic Pottery

The Francois Vase, circa 570/560 BCE it was found in 1844 in an Etruscan tomb in the necropolis of Fonte Rotella near Chiusi and named after its discoverer Alessandro François.

A real masterpiece of ancient pottery and prime epitome of black figure painting, the François Vase can be considered a landmark in the study of Greek pottery as it marks a turning point in the art.

The mysterious black drink was likely used in purification rituals.

Caffeinated 'Vomit Drink' Nauseated North America's First City

What Did Prehistoric Americans Use to Get Their Caffeine Fix?: Residents of Cahokia, a massive pre-Columbian settlement near the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, consumed "Black Drink" from special pottery vessels like this one.

Kamares krater/banquet vessel. From around 2700 to 1450 BC, the Minoan civilization flourished as a seafaring and mercantile culture. This vibrant culture was centred around the island of Crete and eventually dominated the Agean region. The Egyptians called the Minoans “the Sea Peoples” and had a fond appreciation for Minoan pottery and ceramics, prized for their innovative shapes and sea-inspired designs.

Kamares Crater Vessel ~ Minoan Pottery Flamboyance ~ From around 2700 to

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