/blak"fig'yeuhr/, adj.
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.
Also, blackfigured. Cf. red-figure.

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