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Theseus Painter (E21_Person, Concept)

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


The Theseus Painter is an Athenian black-figure painter active late 6th and early 5th c. BCE who sometimes uses white-ground and Six’s technique. The name derives from the painter’s fondness for the hero Theseus. Primarily a painter of the skyphos and lekythos, other shapes are the oinochoe, loutrophoros, alabastron, and pelike. Scenes include Dionysos, Herakles, warriors, revelers ("komasts"), youths, athletes, and prothesis (laying out the body of the deceased). Findspots are Athens (Acropolis, Agora), Thasos, Taranto, Rhodes, Delos, and Corinth.

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