This is a red figured pelike attributed to the 'Pig Painter'.

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.

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