Little masters were a group of potters and vase painters who produced vases of the Attic black-figure style featuring well-done figures in miniature. They were active in Athens approximately 560 — 530 BC. They mainly produced  Little-master cups: lip cups, band cups and droop cups, but were not entirely limited to such shapes. The group includes:
Potters [ edit ]
Vase painters [ edit ]
^ Andrew J Clark; Maya Elston; Mary Louise Hart; J. Paul Getty Museum (2001). "Little Masters". Understanding Greek vases: a guide to terms, styles, and techniques. Los Angeles. p. 46.
Additional reading [ edit ]
John Beazley: Little-master Cups, in: Journal of Hellenic Studies 52 (1932) pp. 167–204. John Beazley:
Attic Black-figure Vase-Painting, Oxford 1956, pp. 159–197. Dieter Metzler:
Eine attische Kleinmeisterschale mit Töpferszenen in Karlsruhe, in: Archäologischer Anzeiger (1969) pp. 138–152. John D. Beazley:
Paralipomena. Additions to Attic black-figure vase-painters and to Attic red-figure vase-painters, Oxford 1971, pp. 67–80. Joan Tarlow Haldenstein:
Little master cups. Studies in 6th century Attic black-figure vase painting, Dissertation University of Cincinnati 1975. Rudolf Wachter:
Drinking inscriptions on Attic little-master cups. A catalogue (AVI 3), in: Kadmos 42 (2003) pp. 141–189. Peter Heesen:
Drinking inscriptions on Attic little-master cups. Does size matter? A contribution to the AVI Project, in: Museum Helveticum 63 (2006) pp. 44–62.