Pamphaios

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Interior of a red-figure kylix signed by Pamphaios, kottabosplayers, circa 510 BC., Louvre (CA 1585).
Rape of Thetis by Peleus,hydria by the Pig Painter, circa 470 BC. Madrid, National Museum.

Pamphaios was an Attic vase painter active around the end of the 6th century BC. Pamphaios was the successor of Nikosthenes in that artist's workshop, and thus took over from one of the most influential and creative potters of antiquity. He probably took over the workshop before 510 BC and continued the tradition of his predecessor by producing typical shapes the latter had developed, such as the Nikosthenic amphora, the Nikosthenic pyxis or the Chalkidian style cup. At times, he developed these shapes further. Unlike Nikostehenes, Pamphaios favoured painters of the red-figure style, which was at the time replacing the previously dominant technique of black-figure vase painting. He also continued to employ many of the painters that had worked for Nikosthenes, such as Oltos, Epiktetos and the Nikosthenes Painter.

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