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.

Greek Vases made especially to deposit in tombs, and are ornamented with polychrome figures on a white ground.

Athenian Lecythus

Greek Vases made especially to deposit in tombs, and are ornamented with polychrome figures on a white…

"Oil-jar, <em>Lekythos</em>." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Lekythos

"Oil-jar, Lekythos." — The Delphian Society, 1913

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical,…

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical,…

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical,…

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical,…

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical,…

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical,…

This Greek Lekythos is painted in black and white. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is painted in black and white. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the…

This Greek Lekythos has an attic style. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos has an attic style. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long…

This Greek Lekythos has an attic style. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos has an attic style. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long…

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical,…

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical,…

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is made of red clay and painted in black. The form is elongated and cylindrical,…

This Greek Lekythos is painted in black and white. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the neck is long with a shoulder. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos is painted in black and white. The form is elongated and cylindrical, while the…

This Greek Lekythos has an elongated and cylindrical form with a long neck. Its a type of Greek pottery used in the toilet to store oils or in funeral rites to be placed with the deceased in the grave.

Greek Lekythos

This Greek Lekythos has an elongated and cylindrical form with a long neck. Its a type of Greek pottery…

Late Minoan vase from Knossos.

Minoan Vase

Late Minoan vase from Knossos.

Art on a Greek vase from Mycenae in about 1200 B.C.

Mycenae

Art on a Greek vase from Mycenae in about 1200 B.C.

Mycenaean vase.

Mycenaean Vase

Mycenaean vase.

"Wine-jug, <em>Oinochoe</em>" &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Oinochoe

"Wine-jug, Oinochoe" — The Delphian Society, 1913

This Greek Oinochoe has an Asiatic style that is painted in yellow clay. It was used as a sacrificial vessel from which offerings of wine were poured out.

Greek Oinochoe

This Greek Oinochoe has an Asiatic style that is painted in yellow clay. It was used as a sacrificial…

"A vessel of any material, round and plain, and having a wide mouth: a pot; a jar. The following woodcut is taken from a vase in the British Museum which was found at Canino in Etruria. The painting upon it represents the story of Medea boiling an old ram wih a view to persuade the daughters of Pelias to put him to death. The pot has a round bottom, and is supported by a tripod, under which is a large fire. the ram, restored to youth, is just in the act of leaping out of the pot. instead of being supported by a seperate tripod, the vessel was sometimes made with the feet all in one piece." &mdash; Smith, 1873

Olla

"A vessel of any material, round and plain, and having a wide mouth: a pot; a jar. The following woodcut…

Panathenaic amphorae were the large ceramic vessels that contained the oil (some 10 gallons, and 60-70 cms high) given as prizes in the Panathenaic Games. This olive oil came from the sacred grove of Athena at Akademia, the amphorae which held it had the distinctive form of tight handles, narrow neck and feet and decorated in a standard form using the black figure technique.

Panathenaic amphorae

Panathenaic amphorae were the large ceramic vessels that contained the oil (some 10 gallons, and 60-70…

"Panathenaic Vase (6th century B.C.)" &mdash; Morey, 1903

Panathenaic Vase

"Panathenaic Vase (6th century B.C.)" — Morey, 1903

"A wine jar, <em>Pelike</em>." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Pelike

"A wine jar, Pelike." — The Delphian Society, 1913

A form of earthen vase of a very large size. Used for the storage of wine, oil, grain, etc.

Pithos

A form of earthen vase of a very large size. Used for the storage of wine, oil, grain, etc.

A small vase of elegant form, resembling the oinochoe, but in general more slender with a raised handle.

Greek Pot

A small vase of elegant form, resembling the oinochoe, but in general more slender with a raised handle.

This Greek Prochous has a geometrical style made out of red clay and painted in black. It was used as a sacrificial vessel from which offerings of wine were poured out.

Greek Prochous

This Greek Prochous has a geometrical style made out of red clay and painted in black. It was used as…

This Greek Prochous is in an archaic form and ornamentation, painted in clay. It was used as a sacrificial vessel from which offerings of wine were poured out.

Greek Prochous

This Greek Prochous is in an archaic form and ornamentation, painted in clay. It was used as a sacrificial…

A vase used for cooling wine.

Psykter

A vase used for cooling wine.

A type of cylindrical vase or box with a cover, used especially for women.

Pyxis

A type of cylindrical vase or box with a cover, used especially for women.

"A drinking-horn. Its original form was probably the horn of the ox, but one end of it was afterwards ornamented with the heads of various animals and birds. The Rhyton had a small opening at the bottom, which the person who drank put into his mouth, and allowed the wine to run in: hence it derived its name." &mdash; Smith, 1873

Rhyton

"A drinking-horn. Its original form was probably the horn of the ox, but one end of it was afterwards…

A type of ceremonial drinking cup usually shaped like an animal head or horn.

Rhyton

A type of ceremonial drinking cup usually shaped like an animal head or horn.

"A Sacrifice. (From a vase-painting by Polygnotus.)"

Sacrifice

"A Sacrifice. (From a vase-painting by Polygnotus.)"

"Etruscan Sarcophagus, Late Style." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Sarcophagus

"Etruscan Sarcophagus, Late Style." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Two Scythians are kneeling and resting. This is one of the few existing representations of the ancient Scythians. Found on a Greek Electrum Vase.

Scythians on a Greek Vase

Two Scythians are kneeling and resting. This is one of the few existing representations of the ancient…

Two Scythians tying a rope. This is one of the few existing representations of the ancient Scythians. Found on a Greek Electrum Vase.

Scythians on a Greek Vase

Two Scythians tying a rope. This is one of the few existing representations of the ancient Scythians.…

"Ancient Cretan sealing. An impression in clay used to seal vases and other receptacles, examples of which are frequently found in archaeological excavations." -Whitney, 1911

Vase Sealing

"Ancient Cretan sealing. An impression in clay used to seal vases and other receptacles, examples of…

A greek vase of Serapis, an Egyptian god in Antiquity.

Greek Vase of Serapis

A greek vase of Serapis, an Egyptian god in Antiquity.

"Wine-jar, <em>Stamnos</em>." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Stamnos

"Wine-jar, Stamnos." — The Delphian Society, 1913

This Greek urn is designed with painted clay. Typically used in funeral rites as a repository for the ashes of the dead.

Greek Urn

This Greek urn is designed with painted clay. Typically used in funeral rites as a repository for the…

This Greek urn is designed with painted clay. Typically used in funeral rites as a repository for the ashes of the dead.

Greek Urn

This Greek urn is designed with painted clay. Typically used in funeral rites as a repository for the…

This Grey clay urn has ornamentation in its relief. Typically used in funeral rites as a repository for the ashes of the dead.

Grey Clay Urn

This Grey clay urn has ornamentation in its relief. Typically used in funeral rites as a repository…

A drawing on a Greek vase.

Vase Drawings

A drawing on a Greek vase.

A drawing on a Greek vase.

Vase Drawings

A drawing on a Greek vase.

An ornamental Greek vase.

Vase Painting

An ornamental Greek vase.

A greek vase decorated in Corinthian style.

Corinthian Vase

A greek vase decorated in Corinthian style.

An illustration of kalpis Greek vase.

Kalpis Greek Vase

An illustration of kalpis Greek vase.

"A Vase is a vessel of various forms and materials, applied to the purposes of domestic life, sacrificial uses, etc. They were often used merely for ornament, or were at least primarily ornamental in character and design. The antique vases found in great numbers in ancient tombs and catacombs in Etruria, Southern Italy, Greece, Sicily, etc., and used to contain the ashes of the dead, were for the most part made of baked clay, painted and glazed. Rare Chinese and Japanese vases are highly prized, and $20,000 has been paid for one vase at auction in New York."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Grecian Vases

"A Vase is a vessel of various forms and materials, applied to the purposes of domestic life, sacrificial…

This Greek vessel has a mouth that is pinched in on the sides. Made out of painted clay, this vessel was partly used for secular and partly for religious purposes. It was made out of painted clay.

Greek Vessel

This Greek vessel has a mouth that is pinched in on the sides. Made out of painted clay, this vessel…

This Greek vessel has a mouth that is pinched in on the sides. Made out of painted clay, this vessel was partly used for secular and partly for religious purposes. It was made out of painted clay.

Greek Vessel

This Greek vessel has a mouth that is pinched in on the sides. Made out of painted clay, this vessel…

This Greek vessel is made out of bronze. This vessel was partly used for secular and partly for religious purposes.

Greek Vessel

This Greek vessel is made out of bronze. This vessel was partly used for secular and partly for religious…

This Greek Cyprian vessel has a geometrical style made out of yellow clay and painted in brown.

Greek Cyprian Vessel

This Greek Cyprian vessel has a geometrical style made out of yellow clay and painted in brown.

Vases and other pottery made by the ancient Greeks.

Classic Vessels

Vases and other pottery made by the ancient Greeks.