Interior, siren Exterior, obverse and reverse, inscription: Nearchos made me
Nearchos was a potter and painter active during the second quarter of the sixth century B.C. His major preserved works include the aryballos (oil flask) displayed nearby. The incisive characterization of figures and a predilection for color are important features of his style. His signature on lip-cups attests to his activity into the middle of the century.
Signature: Signed by Nearchos as potter
Inscription: Inscribed: "Nearchos made me"
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