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Foundry painter
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[German version]

Attic red-figured vase painter working around 490-475 BC. Named after the external images on a bowl in Berlin, the foundry painter is the most independent of the ‘ancillary painters’ of the Brygos workshop. His work is primarily to be found on bowls that seldom, but then tersely, take up mythical themes (battles of the Centaurs, Theseus leaving Ariadne); the foundry painter prefers symposium and cosmos images that are full of sharply observed details.


Beazley, ARV2, 400-404

Id., Paralipomena 369-371

Id., Addenda2, 2…

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Lezzi-Hafter, Adrienne (Kilchberg), “Foundry 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 11 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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