The Greek Vases ClipArt gallery offers 114 illustrations of vases of Greek origin, many displaying Greek gods and goddesses, or ancient battles. The most common forms of Greek vases in this gallery are the amphora, krater, hydra, kylix, lekythos, oinochoe, and rhyton.

"Italo-Greek vase in the Campana Collection, Louvre Museum."-Whitney, 1902

Affixes

"Italo-Greek vase in the Campana Collection, Louvre Museum."-Whitney, 1902

"A small elongated vase for unguents or perfumes, rounded at the bottom and provided with a broad rim about a small orifice."-Whitney, 1902

Alabastrum

"A small elongated vase for unguents or perfumes, rounded at the bottom and provided with a broad rim…

An amphora is a Grecian vase with two handles, often seen on medals.

Amphora

An amphora is a Grecian vase with two handles, often seen on medals.

"A jar with two handles; Among the Greek and Roman, a vessel, usually tall and slender having two handles or ears, a narrow neck, and generally a sharp-pointed base for insertion into the ground: used for holding wine, oil, honey, grain, etc."-Whitney, 1902

Amphora

"A jar with two handles; Among the Greek and Roman, a vessel, usually tall and slender having two handles…

"A jar with two handles; Among the Greek and Roman, a vessel, usually tall and slender having two handles or ears, a narrow neck, and generally a sharp-pointed base for insertion into the ground: used for holding wine, oil, honey, grain, etc."-Whitney, 1902

Amphora

"A jar with two handles; Among the Greek and Roman, a vessel, usually tall and slender having two handles…

Amphoræ are jars with narrow necks and two handles, used by ancient Greeks for transporting oil or wine.

Amphora

Amphoræ are jars with narrow necks and two handles, used by ancient Greeks for transporting oil…

Amphoræ are jars with narrow necks and two handles, used by ancient Greeks for transporting oil or wine.

Amphora

Amphoræ are jars with narrow necks and two handles, used by ancient Greeks for transporting oil…

Amphoræ are jars with narrow necks and two handles, used by ancient Greeks for transporting oil or wine.

Amphora

Amphoræ are jars with narrow necks and two handles, used by ancient Greeks for transporting oil…

"Jar for carrying wine, <em>Amphora</em>." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Amphora

"Jar for carrying wine, Amphora." — The Delphian Society, 1913

"Greek Amphora, Late Style." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Amphora

"Greek Amphora, Late Style." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Three Greek amphorae.

Amphora

Three Greek amphorae.

This Antique state amphora is made out of white marble with swan handles.

Antique State Amphora

This Antique state amphora is made out of white marble with swan handles.

"A vessel used for holding wine, oil, honey. The following cut represents amphorae in the British Museum. They are of variouss forms and sizes; in general they are tall and narrow, with a small neck, and a handle on each side of the neck, and terminating at the bottom in a point, which was let into a stand or stuck in the ground, so that the vessel stood upright: several amphorae have been found in this position in the cellars at Pompeii. Amphorae were commonly made of earthenware. Homer mentions amphorae of gold and stone, and the Egyptians had them of brass; glass vessels of this form have been found at Pompeii. The most common use of the amphora, both amoung the Greeks and the Romans, was for keeping wine. The cork was covered with pitch or gypsum, and on the outside the title of the wine was painted, the date of the vintage being marked by the names of the consuls then in office; or, when the jars were of glass, little tickets were suspended from them, indicating these particulars." &mdash; Smith, 1873

Amphorae

"A vessel used for holding wine, oil, honey. The following cut represents amphorae in the British Museum.…

"From a Greek vase."-Whitney, 1902

Anthemia

"From a Greek vase."-Whitney, 1902

"Jar for unguents, <em>Aryballos</em>." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Aryballos

"Jar for unguents, Aryballos." — The Delphian Society, 1913

This Greek Aryballos is a small spherical shape with a narrow neck. It is used as a perfume vase.

Greek Aryballos

This Greek Aryballos is a small spherical shape with a narrow neck. It is used as a perfume vase.

"A king of drinking cup, furnished with handles. It was the cup scred to Bacchus, who is frequently represented on ancient vases holding it in his hand." &mdash; Smith, 1873;

Cantharus

"A king of drinking cup, furnished with handles. It was the cup scred to Bacchus, who is frequently…

"A beaker or drinking-cup, which was used by the Greeks in very early times. The same term was used to designate the tops of a ship, that is, the structure surrounding the mast immediately above the yard, into which the mariners ascended in order to manage the sail. This was probably called carchesium on account of its resemblance in form to the cup of the name. The ceruchi, or other tackle, may have been fastened to its lateral projections, which corresponded to the handles of the cup." &mdash; Smith, 1873;

Carchesium

"A beaker or drinking-cup, which was used by the Greeks in very early times. The same term was used…

"The carchesium was a beaker, or drinking-cup, which was used by the Greeks in very early times. It was slightly contracted in the middle, and its two handles extended from the top to the bottom. It was much employed in libations of wine, milk, blood, and honey." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Carchesium

"The carchesium was a beaker, or drinking-cup, which was used by the Greeks in very early times. It…

A case or chest.

Cist

A case or chest.

A vase in which wine and water were commonly mixed.

Crater

A vase in which wine and water were commonly mixed.

An illustration of a cup designed by Euphronios, an ancient Greek vase painter and potter, active in Athens in the late 6th and early 5th centuries BC.

Cup

An illustration of a cup designed by Euphronios, an ancient Greek vase painter and potter, active in…

Etruscan vases, more a product of Greece than Etrusca.

Etruscan Vases

Etruscan vases, more a product of Greece than Etrusca.

"Fictile vase, from Athens. Design in black, on drab ground." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Fictile Vase

"Fictile vase, from Athens. Design in black, on drab ground." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Elaborate engravings decorate this elegant Greek pitcher. Women in traditional garb and horses are shown along the midsection, and ornate engravings decorate the base and rim.

Engraved Greek Pitcher

Elaborate engravings decorate this elegant Greek pitcher. Women in traditional garb and horses are shown…

Aryallus.

Greek Vase

Aryallus.

Lekythos--a small slender-necked vase dor perfumes or for votive and funereal uses.

Greek Vase

Lekythos--a small slender-necked vase dor perfumes or for votive and funereal uses.

Rhyton--a drinking horn often shaped like an animal's head.

Greek Vase

Rhyton--a drinking horn often shaped like an animal's head.

Amphora--a tall wine jar with two or three handles.

Greek Vase

Amphora--a tall wine jar with two or three handles.

Amphora--a tall wine jar with two or three handles.

Greek Vase

Amphora--a tall wine jar with two or three handles.

Krater.

Greek Vase

Krater.

Ointment box.

Greek Vase

Ointment box.

Hydria--a wide-mouthed water jar.

Greek Vase

Hydria--a wide-mouthed water jar.

Hydria--a wide-mouthed water jar.

Greek Vase

Hydria--a wide-mouthed water jar.

Kylix--a broad, dish-like vessel.

Greek Vase

Kylix--a broad, dish-like vessel.

Geometric style vase, often called "Dipylon style" or "Dipylon vases" because of the number of vases in thin style found near the Dipylon gate in Athens.

Greek Vase

Geometric style vase, often called "Dipylon style" or "Dipylon vases" because of the number of vases…

Italo-Greek vase made in Apulia.

Greek Vase

Italo-Greek vase made in Apulia.

Hydria, transitional. Early fifth century.

Greek Vase

Hydria, transitional. Early fifth century.

Dish, geometric style.

Greek Vase

Dish, geometric style.

Hydria, fine period.

Greek Vase

Hydria, fine period.

"Greek Vase" &mdash; Morey, 1903

Greek Vase

"Greek Vase" — Morey, 1903

"Greek Hydra, Good Style." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Hydra

"Greek Hydra, Good Style." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

"Water jaw, <em>Hydria</em>" &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Hydria

"Water jaw, Hydria" — The Delphian Society, 1913

"Water-jaw, <em>Hydria</em>." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Hydria

"Water-jaw, Hydria." — The Delphian Society, 1913

A hydria is a type of Greek pottery used for carrying water. The hydria has three handles. Two horizontal handles on either side of the body of the pot were used for lifting and carrying the pot. The third handle, a vertical one, located in the center of the other two handles, was used when pouring water. This water vessel can be found in both the red and black figure pottery styles. They often depicted scenes of Greek mythology, that reflected moral and social obligations.

Hydria

A hydria is a type of Greek pottery used for carrying water. The hydria has three handles. Two horizontal…

The Greek Hydria is used as a water-pot to carry water with from springs. Maidens carried it on their heads vertically when full and horizontally when empty.

Greek Hydria

The Greek Hydria is used as a water-pot to carry water with from springs. Maidens carried it on their…

This Greek Hydria has a Kalpis form that is smooth and painted in black and red figures on the shoulder. It is used as a water-pot to carry water from springs.

Greek Hydria

This Greek Hydria has a Kalpis form that is smooth and painted in black and red figures on the shoulder.…

This Greek Hydria is painted in black, reddish brown and white. Decorated of the highest class, the shoulder is decorated with an ivy band. It is used as a water-pot to carry water.

Greek Hydria

This Greek Hydria is painted in black, reddish brown and white. Decorated of the highest class, the…

This antique jar belongs to the later period of the red figure style used in Greek figural paintings.

Antique Jar

This antique jar belongs to the later period of the red figure style used in Greek figural paintings.

A Greek jug from Rhodes.

Jug from Rhodes

A Greek jug from Rhodes.

"Cup, <em>Kantharos</em>." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Kantharos

"Cup, Kantharos." — The Delphian Society, 1913

"Mixing bowl, <em>Kelebe</em>." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Kelebe

"Mixing bowl, Kelebe." — The Delphian Society, 1913

This Antique krater is made out of marble. The decoration of the neck consists of figures rich in scroll ornamentation.

Antique Krater

This Antique krater is made out of marble. The decoration of the neck consists of figures rich in scroll…

This Greek krater is a type of antique vase that was typically used for mixing water and wine.

Greek Krater

This Greek krater is a type of antique vase that was typically used for mixing water and wine.

This Greek krater is a type of antique vase that was typically used for mixing water and wine.

Greek Krater

This Greek krater is a type of antique vase that was typically used for mixing water and wine.

This Greek krater has columnar handles. Its a type of antique vase that was typically used for mixing water and wine.

Greek Krater

This Greek krater has columnar handles. Its a type of antique vase that was typically used for mixing…

This Greek Krater has volute handles that spiral upwards. Its a type of antique vase that was typically used for mixing water and wine.

Greek Krater

This Greek Krater has volute handles that spiral upwards. Its a type of antique vase that was typically…

"Ladle, <em>Kyathos</em>." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Kyathos

"Ladle, Kyathos." — The Delphian Society, 1913

"Cup, <em>Kylix</em>." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Kylix

"Cup, Kylix." — The Delphian Society, 1913

"Greek Lecythus, Good Style. Patera, Late Style." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Lecythus

"Greek Lecythus, Good Style. Patera, Late Style." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893