Overall: 4 9/16 x 9 1/4in. (11.5 x 23.5cm)
diameter 7 1/16in. (17.9cm)
Purchase, Christos G. Bastis Gift, 1961
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
Interior, siren Exterior, obverse and reverse, inscription: Nearchos made me
Nearchos was a potter and painter active during the second quarter of the sixth century B.C. His major preserved works include the aryballos (oil flask) displayed nearby. The incisive characterization of figures and a predilection for color are important features of his style. His signature on lip-cups attests to his activity into the middle of the century.
Signature: Signed by Nearchos as potter
Inscription: Inscribed: "Nearchos made me"
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1978. Antichnoe iskusstvo iz muzeia Metropoliten, Soedinennye Shtaty Ameriki: Katalog vystavki. no. 30, Moscow: Sovetskii Khudozhnik.
Mertens, Joan R. 2010. How to Read Greek Vases. p. 82, fig. 32, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.