Six's Technique

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Scope note
Refers to a method of decoration used by some ancient Greek black-figure artists to decorate small vases. The technique, invented around 530 BCE, involves painting figures in added white, red, or pink on top of a black-glaze ground and incising details so that the black glaze shows through. The resulting effect is similar to red-figure. Beazley named this technique after the Dutch scholar Jan Six, who first drew attention to these polychrome vases.
Six's Technique
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024