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(Ὄλτος; Óltos). Attic vase painter of the late Archaic period, active around 525-500 BC; approximately 150 vessels (mainly cups) have been identified as his work. O. trained in the workshop of Nicosthenes (kyathos signed by the potter Nicosthenes). Initially he specialized in bilingual eye cups (Bilingual vases) with a black-figured image on the interior and red-figured images on the exterior with a single figure located between large eyes and handle palmettes. His black-figured, figurative style in a small format with abunda…

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Böhr, Elke (Wiesbaden), “Oltus”, 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 08 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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