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Meaning of black-figure

black-fig•ure

Pronunciation: (blak'fig"yur), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to or designating a style of vase painting developed in Greece in the 7th and 6th centuries b.c., chiefly characterized by silhouetted figures painted in black slip on a red clay body, details incised into the design, and a two-dimensional structure of form and space.
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