The composition and execution of the nonfigural types of decoration on a vase are as important as the treatment of figural subjects. The stylistic ambient of the Berlin Painter included artists who specialized in vases decorated only with foliate and geometric motifs. A work such as this one demonstrates how effectively a band of florals adds an organic quality to the architectonic structure of the shape.
Beazley, John D. 1963. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 218, no. 5, Oxford: Clarendon Press.