Terracotta stand

Signed by Ergotimos
Signed by Kleitias

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155

Gorgoneion (Gorgon's face)

Ergotimos and Kleitias signed a large volute-krater, now in the Archaeological Museum, Florence, that is a veritable compendium of Greek mythology, particularly relating to Achilles. This stand is the only other preserved work with their signatures. The three Gorgons were so horrible-looking that whoever saw them turned to stone. In Archaic art, the face is a frequent motif, partly because it fits well into a circular format.

Terracotta stand, Signed by Ergotimos as potter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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