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Andokides was a potter in Athens in the late 500s B.C., known from his signature on nine vases. He probably learned his craft in the workshop of the vase-painter and potter Exekias. Andokides worked with several vase-painters: the Lysippides Painter, the Andokides Painter, and Psiax. While it is not clear precisely which artist invented the red-figure technique of vase-painting, evidence leans toward its creation in Andokides' workshop. He must have been rather successful, since he is one of the few potters known to have dedicated a sculpture to the gods on the Athenian Acropolis.