Interior, goddess; exterior, obverse and reverse, Eos pursuing Tithonos. In this exquisite depiction, a goddess - identifiable by her scepter - stands by an altar to pour an offering from a phiale (libation bowl). Details, such as the phiale and the figure's bracelets and necklace, are rendered in added clay, which was once gilded. It is likely that the vase was commissioned for dedication in a sanctuary. Named after one of the major collections of antiquities in Tome, the Villa Giulia Painter was one of the leading artists during the second quarter of the 5th century B.C.