Greek vases (Room 14)

530 500 BC

Andokides, whose signed vase is displayed in this room, was the leader of an innovative group of potters and painters working in Athens in the late sixth century BC.

At this time, a number of new ideas were introduced the decoration of pottery. Most important was the red-figure technique, which featured figures reserved in red against a black background.

The objects on display in Room 14 include Athenian pottery depicting hunting, dancing and mythology.