Google Art project - All about that vase

This exhibition is all about vases. All Vases from all over the world. Thin ones, tall ones, stone ones, glass ones, etc. All the the Vase's similarities, and their differences. Some are for rulers, and some are just for the unique design, and others are in question.                                                                                                                             By: Morgan Gilbreath

Red-figure Kalix Krater, Niobidi Painter, 460 BC - -0460, From the collection of: National Archaeological Museum of Ferrara
The vase is divided into two levels. Part is of Artemis-Apollo, Herakles-Athena and Zeus. All seen in a fight against the giants. Included because it is a vase. The vase is Black with red figures.
Bichrome amphora, Unknown, c. 950 BC - 600 BC, From the collection of: Maryhill Museum of Art
This amphora was made on Cyprus during the Iron Age. The story on the vase helps shows the influence of the island’s many Greek settlers to the world. This amphora is included in the collection because it is a type of vase.
Vessel of the Dancing Lords, Ah Maxam (active mid-/late 8th century), A.D. 750/800, From the collection of: The Art Institute of Chicago
Located in the Art Institute of Chicago. Its name says it all, it is a vessel of dancing lords. This vessel appears to have been painted as a funeral offering for a woman within the city of Naranjo, where it was made. Included because a vessel is a vase.
Vase (vessel) of Verdvllvs, Gaivs Valerivs Verdvllvs, c. 50 - c. 100, From the collection of: Museo de Huesca
This vessel was found in Verdvllvs. Named after its founder Gaivs Verdvllvs. Kept in Huesca, Spain. Included because a vessel is a type of vase.
Queen's Vase with Berenike II, Unknown, about 243 - 221 B.C., From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Berenike II, the queen of Egypt, is seen holding a comucopia, which is a symbol of prosperity and wealth. This is a relief portrait of Berenike II. In Greek above the altar it is written, “To the good fortune of Queen Berenike.” Included because it is a vase from around 243-221 BCE.
Cylinder Vase, Unknown, circa 700 - 800, From the collection of: North Carolina Museum of Art
This is a ceramic vase with orange, black, and red painted onto a cream slip paint. Given to the North Carolina Museum of Art by Mr. John B. Fulling. Included because it is, in fact, a vase.
Glass Vase, Unknown, 701 AH, From the collection of: The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
Part of a Islamic Treasure collection, this vase is created with glass. This piriform vase has an elongated, slightly flaring, cylinder neck with a large splayed opening. Included because of its uniqueness and because it is a vase.
Vase with Three Gods of the Underworld, Maya, 600 - 900 AD, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Maya believed that the earth was divided in three spheres, heaven or celestial world (stars, planets, sun, moon, etc), the terrestrial world and the underworld. The underworld was where you went after you died. Included because it is obviously a vase!
Tripod Vase with Two Blowgunners and Quetzal Birds in Cacao Trees, Teotihuacan, 150 - 650, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
This Tripod Vase is being held in The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. It was donated to the museum by Mrs. Harry C. Hanszen. It has a nationality from Mexico and it is earthenware with painted stucco. Included because of its individuality and because it is a type of vase.
Bottle-Shaped vase, Unknown, ca. 1070-718 B.C.E., From the collection of: Brooklyn Museum
This bottle shaped Vessel is being held in the Brooklyn Museum. It roots back to being created in upper Egypt. appears to have a cobalt-blue under-glaze design with Asian inspiration. Included because of its rareness and by reason being, it is a vase.
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