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(Μάκρων; Mákrōn). Attic red-figure vase painter, active around 490-470 BC. With the probably slightly older potter Hieron he founded one of the four great potteries of the 5th cent. ( Codrus Painter). The overwhelming proportion of the at least 600 extant vases are kylikes ( Vessels) and are often signed by the potter on the inside of the handle, an unusual place. Reliably M.'s signature is only known from the skyphos in Boston, MFA 13.186. Mostly only developed images bear captions; among them a few kalos-inscriptions, for instance to Hippodamas. Besides the Brygus Pain…

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Lezzi-Hafter, Adrienne (Kilchberg), “Macron”, 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 28 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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