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Penthesilea Painter
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Attic red-figured vase painter, active around 470-450 BC. About 200 vases have been attributed to him, mostly cups of various types, skyphoi and kantharoi (Pottery, shapes and types of, figs. D 8 and 5). He carried on the workshop of Onesimus [2], Antiphon and the Pistoxenus Painter with a new potter who, unlike his predecessors, did not sign his works. The PP made use of the potential of the drinking cup in every conceivable way, both in regard to its size and to the composition of its interior. He extended the picture to th…

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Lezzi-Hafter, Adrienne (Kilchberg), “Penthesilea 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 03 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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