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Pan Painter
(488 words)

[German version]

Attic red-figured vase painter of the transitional period between the late Archaic period and early Classical period (490/480-460/450 BC), who combined “late Archaic daintiness and early Classical grandeur” (Beazley). Named after a bell krater (Boston, MFA 10.185) depicting Pan amorously pursuing a shepherd. Highly productive and versatile, the PP painted a broad spectrum of forms, from kraters and amphorae to cups and lekythoi (Pottery, shapes and types of), including some white ground ones (lekythos with Artemis and swan, St. Petersburg, HR 236…

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Wehgartner, Irma (Würzburg), “Pan 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 23 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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