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Room 14

Greek vases

530–500 BC

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Opening times

Daily: 10.00–17.00
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The objects on display in Room 14 include Athenian pottery depicting hunting, dancing and mythology.

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 regarding the decoration of pottery. Most important was the red-figure technique, which featured figures reserved in red against a black background. This allowed artist to represent scenes in greater detail and with greater realism.?

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Take a closer look at the beautifully preserved?designs on red-figure and black-figure pottery in the? gallery.

Display case filled with vases. ?2020 Google.

Accessibility

  • Some objects in this collection feature on?the British Sign Language multimedia guide. This resource is temporarily unavailable during the 亿博体育app's phased reopening.
  • Some objects in this collection feature on the audio description guide, available on?.
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