black-figure

or black·fig·ured

[ blak-fig-yer ]
/ ˈblækˌfɪg yər /

adjective

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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Origin of black-figure

First recorded in 1890–95
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