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The Amykos Painter (active around 430-400 BCE in Athens) was an ancient Greek vase painter who worked in the red-figure pottery technique. His exact date of birth and death are unknown.

As with any of the artisans working during the fifth century B.C., very little is understood about the Amykos Painter's life. It is generally agreed by scholars that the Amykos Painter learned his trade in Athens. He owes his name to a depiction on a Lucanian hydria of Amykos, who was the featured subject in one of his surviving works which currently resides at the Cabinet des Médailles in Paris. There is also a red-figure bell-krater depicting Silenus and two maenads which has been attributed to him.

See also

Corpus vasorum antiquorum


Boardman, John. The History of Greek Vases. London: Thames and Hudson, 2001.
Cook, R.M. Greek Painted Pottery. 3rd ed. London: Routledge, 1997.
Beazley, J. D. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-figure Vase-painters and to Attic Red-figure Vase-painters (second edition),. Oxford: Clarendon, 1971.
Folsom, Robert S. Attic Red Figure Pottery. Park City, NJ: Noyes, 1976. Print.


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