Visitors discussing the different amphorae on display

Room 14

Greek vases

530–500 BC

Visiting the gallery

Opening times

Daily 10.00–17.30 (20.30 on Fridays)

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. 

Accessibility

  • Some objects in this collection feature on the British Sign Language guide handset, available from the audio guide desk in the Great Court.
  • Some objects in this collection feature on the audio description guide, available from audio guide desk in the Great Court.
  • Step-free access.
  • View sensory map.

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