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South Italian vases
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I. Beginnings

The first workshops in southern Italy for red-figured pottery appeared around the mid 5th cent. BC, founded by Athenian vase-painters. Native artists were trained there. Thus, the initial dependence on Attic models, which expressed itself e.g. in the choice of motif or Atticizing forms (Lucanian vases), was replaced by a characteristic painting style and repertoire of decorations and motifs.

Towards the end of the 5th cent. BC, t…

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Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg), “South Italian vases”, 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 27 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1225060>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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