Chalcidian vases were produced in a Western Greek studio during the mid to late 6th century B.C. According to J. Boardman (Early Greek Vase Painting, p. 217), the name Chalcidian "is not a misnomer although it was first applied under the misconception that the pottery was made in homeland Chalcis (Euboea) because the inscriptions on some of the vases were in Chalcidian script. . . .The Chalcidian colony at Rhegion (Reggio) at the toe of Italy seems a likely source." The vases of the later 6th century typically display animals, monsters, and horsemen around a floral interlace of palmettes and buds, as seen on the example presented here.