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Part of Greek and Roman Art
Date: ca. 525–500 B.C.Accession Number: 42.11.35
Attributed to Exekias
Date: ca. 540 B.C.Accession Number: 17.230.14a, b
Attributed to Lydos
Date: ca. 550 B.C.Accession Number: 31.11.11
Signed by Andokides
Date: ca. 530 B.C.Accession Number: 63.11.6
Signed by Nearchos
Date: ca. 570 B.C.Accession Number: 26.49
Date: last quarter of the 6th century B.C.Accession Number: 60.11.2a, b
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The Bothmer Gallery I, named for Dietrich von Bothmer, former chairman of the Department of Greek and Roman Art, focuses on the art of Athens, particularly on painted vases in the black-figure technique, which flourished from about 600 to 530 B.C.
The vases were all made for actual use and they are decorated with mythological scenes as well as reflections of Athenian life. Contemporary works in marble, bronze, and silver present many of the same themes as on the pottery.
See also Gallery 157.
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