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Lewis Painter
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Attic red-figured vase painter working between 470/460 and 450/440 BC; specialized in the painting of skyphoi ( Skyphos; Vessels, shapes and types of fig. D.): with the exception of a kantharos from the Athenian Agora, the c. 45 vases known by him are vessels with this shape, most of which belong to type A, but some also to the Corinthian type. Many of the images show themes rarely presented, with gods and pursuit scenes among his preferred subjects. Beazley named the Lewis Painter after the original owner of the skyphos in Cambridge; however, later two vases attribut…

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Oakley, John H. (Williamsburg, VA), “Lewis 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 05 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e703060>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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