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Dokimasia Painter
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Attic red-figured vase painter, active around 485-465 BC. As a junior member of the Brygus-workshop ( Brygus painter) the Dokimasia Painter (DP) represents the ‘milder’ side of this cup-tradition. He is named after a cup-painting (Berlin) that shows ephebes at the inspection (dokimasía) of their horses through the polis. Other paintings show contests of arms, school education, the pleasures of the symposium and the komos; mythical subjects include the deeds of Theseus and Odysseus. Late in his life the DP preferred the s…

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Lezzi-Hafter, Adrienne (Kilchberg), “Dokimasia 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 10 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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