Attributed to the Brygos Painter, Red-figured cup from Athens, c. 490-480 BCE, ceramic, 5" high, British Museum, London, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. Attributed to the Brygos Painter, Red-figured cup from Athens, c. 490-480 BCE, ceramic, 5" high, British Museum, London, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Just a Second: Red-figure

Red-figure (adjective)

A type of pottery painting from ancient Greece that shows red figures against a black background.

The Brygos Painter is one of the best known red-figure vase painters of his era.  This scene of a symposium, or a Greek drinking party, shows a male guest who is reclining on a couch keeping time for a girl who dances.  Her cropped hair indicates that she is a slave.