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Achilles Painter
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Important Attic vase painter named after an Achilles representation on a type B amphora in the Vatican (Inv. no. 16571). The Achilles Painter (AP) was a pupil of the  Berlin Painter and decorated vessels using three techniques (black-figured, red-figured and white-grounded). Lekythoi and Nolan amphorae were his preferred vessel shapes, but numerous other vessels decorated by him have survived.

His earliest works are red-figured and were made c. 460 BC. Subject, composition and painting style show clear references to the Berlin Painter. Many of hi…

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Oakley, John H. (Williamsburg, VA), “Achilles Painter”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 24 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e102340>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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