Asteas was one of the more active ancient Greek vase painters in Southern Italy, practicing the red figure style. He managed a large workshop, in which above all hydriai and kraters were painted. He painted mostly mythological and theatrical scenes. He is one of the few vase painters of the Greek colonies whose name comes down to us.

Selected works
Berlin, Antikensammlung Calyx krater F 3044
Kassel, Staatliche Museen Skyphos
Malibu, J. Paul Getty Museum Calyx krater 81.AE.78 (2006 als Fund aus einer Raubgrabung an Italien zurückgegeben) Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Lekanis K 570 Tampa, Tampa Museum of Art Hydria 89.98