To the best dancer

Late Geometric period - 740-730 BC.
Clay. Height 0.23 m. From the cemetery of Dipylon in Athens.
National Archaeological Museum A 192

An inscription on the body of the vase states that the vase will be given as a prize to whoever of the dancers will dance most graciously. The inscription is engraved in the oldest form of the alphabetic script, the Greek alphabet, ancestor of the Latin and European alphabet.