These descriptions and images of two ancient Athenian vases offer insights into the way in which ancient artists decorated clay vessels in the red-figure technique. The cup with a sketch of an Amazon is exhibited in the first room of the exhibition, while the fragment from a lekythos—attributed to the Berlin Painter—is displayed in the wall case to your left.

Black-glazed Cup with a Red-figure Sketch: Amazon on Horseback, ca. 450–430 B.C.

Red-figure Lekythos Fragment: Woman at an Altar, ca. 490–480 B.C.