Height: 55.500 cm
Room 13: Greece 1050-520 BC
Greek, Geometric period, about 800-770
From Kamiros, Rhodes, Aegean Sea
Copied in the style of Athenian grave markers
Potters from Rhodes not only copied the shapes of the Athenian pots, but also the decorative motifs, including the meander or Greek key pattern, as used here. While on the Athenian pots the geometric decoration generally occupies the entire surface of the vase, in Rhodes the patterns were kept to carefully restricted areas, so that the vases are much darker in appearance than the Athenian examples.
J. Boardman, Early Greek vase painting: 11t (London, Thames and Hudson, 1998)
D. Williams, Greek vases (London, The British Museum Press, 1999)