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Niobid Painter
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Attic red-figure vase painter, active between 470 and 450 BC. The name comes from the reverse of the calyx crater Paris, LV 341, which depicts Apollo and Artemis slaying the children of Niobe. The significance of the other side of the vessel was long disputed; however it has recently been discovered that the figure of Hercules is standing on a pedestal. It is now likely that this figure represents a statue and that the scene shows the Athenian heroes in the Herakleion of Marathon. Various details on both sides o…

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Oakley, John H. (Williamsburg, VA), “Niobid 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 21 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e823720>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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