Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Christos G. Bastis, in honor of Carlos A. Picón, 1999
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
Obverse and reverse, chariot
This is the earliest preserved vase with the signature of the potter Andokides. Thus it constitutes a most important piece of evidence concerning the beginnings of the artist from whose workshop the red-figure technique emerged. It shares features with vases of Nikosthenes and Group E. The shape and the allocation of ornament—the zone of ivy for instance—testify to an independent artistic personality.
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