Greek Vase: Odysseus and Eumaios the Swineherd
- Art Funded
- 35 cm
- Deepdene Sale
The pelike was an ancient form of vessel, used as a storage jar. During the 5th century BC Attic Red-figure pottery such as this vase was the most important fine ware in the Mediterranean region, where it was widely distributed. Attic Red-figure is regarded by many scholars as the highest achievement of Greek vase painting.