- Preferred Label
- Kleitias (en), Kleitias (it), Klitias (de), Kleitias (fr)Additional labels
- Kleitias is an Athenian black-figure painter active ca. 575-550 BCE who signs his name as painter (“egrapsen”). His best-known
work is a volute-krater known as the François Vase, which was found in Chuisi (Etruria) and is now in Florence (Archaeological
Museum 4209; BAPD 300000).It displays a series of mythological scenes and a large number of inscriptions. Other vases attributed
to the painter portray Odysseus, warriors, Amazons, dancing youths, and maidens. Other shapes include the Siana cup, Little
Master cup, skyphos, and hydria. Findspots include Athens (Acropolis, Agora), Samos (Heraion), Naukratis, Etruria, and Cyrene.