Here is the Vase with Ajax and Achilles Playing Morra (dice), painted by Exekias. It shows two Greek generals playing a board game with which they were so preoccupied that they did not hear the enemy coming. Exekias put in details to make the scene realistic, such as the generals' equipment, set aside behind each of them, and he painted it to fit the curve of the vase. By the 6th century B.C. we begin to see artist signatures on pots (the first signed works of art).