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Ancient Greece, Dark Age. Geometric Flower Vase with meander designs. 720 BC. This vase is on display at the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes.

Terracotta vase in the form of a pomegranate Period: Geometric Date: 8th century B.C. Culture: Greek, Attic Medium: Terracotta Dimensions: H. 4 in. (10.2 cm) diameter 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm) Classification: Vases

Krater, 2nd half of 8th century b.c.; Geometric Greek, Attic Attributed to the Hirschfeld Workshop Terracotta During the Geometric period, monumental grave markers were introduced in the form of large vases, often decorated with funerary representations. On this magnificent krater, the main scene, which occupies the widest portion of the vase, shows the prothesis, a ritual in ancient Greek funerary practice in which the deceased is laid out on a high bed (bier), usually within the home