Painter of Acropolis 606

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The Attic artist known by the conventional name '’'Painter of Acropolis 606’’’ was a black-figure vase painter, active around 570-560 BC. His name vase is a dinos discovered on the Athenian Acropolis and now on display in the National Museum at Athens (inventory acr. 606). On its main frieze, it depicts a battle between warriors and chariots. The subsidiary friezes are of animals, plants and horsemen. On the lower part, there is an eddy of animal figures, resembling the work of Kleitias. His sensitivity for colour and details also resembles that artist. He took a careful interest in the posture of his figures, and expended much effort on such details as armour or helmets. He painted many so-called Rider amphorae, with a more pronounced belly than normal amphorae and a decorative scheme comparable to that of Horsehead Amphorae.

Bibliography[edit]

  • John Beazley: Attic Black-figure Vase-painters. Oxford 1956, p. 81.
  • John Boardman: Schwarzfigurige Vasen aus Athen. Ein Handbuch, von Zabern, 4. edn, Mainz 1994 (Kulturgeschichte der Antiken Welt, Vol 1) ISBN 3-8053-0233-9, p. 39