Fragment of a terracotta oinochoe, joins 1981.11.9
Attributed to Euthymides, Potter
ca. 520 B.C.
H. 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
Purchase, David L. Klein Jr. Memorial Foundation Inc., Jerome Levy Foundation, and Junior League of Bronxville Gifts, 1983
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Head of Athena, name inscribed.
By the last decade of the sixth century B.C., there were artists who had achieved a virtuosic mastery of the red-figure technique and were responsible for the predominance that it gained over black-figure. Euthymides, a potter and painter, was one of these innovators belonging to what has been called the Pioneer Group. While Euthymides' signature as potter appears on the foot here, the painter remains unidentified. The goddesses following Hermes are Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera.
Signature: Signed by Euthymides as potter
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1983. "One Hundred Thirteenth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1982 through June 30, 1983." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 113: P. 35.