Paseas (Person, Concept)

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Paseas (sometimes known as the Cerberus Painter) is an Athenian red-figure vase-painter active ca. 525-510 BCE, who also painted in black-figure (see Paseas [Black-figure]) and usually painted on white-ground. The name derives from a black-figure pinax (plaque) dedicated on the Athenian Acropolis (Athens, Akr. National Museum 1.2583; BAPD 301992), inscribed: “one of the paintings of Paseas.” It belongs to a series of plaques dedicated to Athena that features the goddess. The painter’s red-figure work consists mostly of cups and plates. Other red-figure shapes are the lekythos and alabastron. Findspots include sites in Etruria and the Athenian Acropolis.

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