Geometric period

The Essential Ship | Part 1: The Dipylon Vase

During the Geometric period potters start to enrich the decorations of vases with forms of people, animals and—in the so-called Orientalizing style—with lions, panthers, rosettes, palmettes and lotus flowers. Lastly, in the Late Geometric Period, the artists start to communicate with the viewer by adding narrative content into the decorations. This content includes depictions of ships. Read more