Sappho Painter (E21_Person, Concept)

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Sappho Painter (en), Sappho-Maler (de), Peintre de Sappho (fr), Sappho Painter (it)Additional labels


The Sappho Painter is an Athenian black-figure painter active in the late 6th and early 5th c. BCE who uses white-ground with black-figure. The name derives from a hydria (Warsaw, National Museum 142333; BAPD 510) in Six’s technique depicting Sappho (inscribed) playing the lyre. Other shapes are the lekythos, column krater, loutrophoros, epinetron, alabastron, mastos, and plaque. Scenes include chariots, Herakles, Athena, and funerary themes. Findspots are Athens (Agora, Kerameikos, Acropolis), Eleusis, Corinth, Vari, Phaleron, and sites in Italy.

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