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Meaning of red-figure

red-fig•ure

Pronunciation: (red'fig"yur), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to or designating a style of vase painting developed in Greece in the latter part of the 6th and the 5th centuriesb.c.,characterized chiefly by figurative representations in red against a black-slip background, details painted in the design, and the introduction of three-dimensional illusion in the rendering of form and space.
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