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Incised (Technique, Concept)

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Incised (or incision) refers to lines cut into the surface of a vessel using a sharp tool. It is primarily employed to create details on human and animal figures in the black-figure technique (see Black-figure), but can also be used to make inscriptions. Incisions are applied when the vase has reached its leather-hard stage prior to being fired, although sometimes lines were re-incised afterward.

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