Naucratis Painter

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Sphinx. Tondo from a Laconian black-figure cup by the Naucratis Painter, ca. 570 BC, Louvre

The Naucratis Painter was a Laconian vase-painter of the mid-sixth century BCE. Naucratis was a Greek trading post (emporion) in Egypt. Two fragments of a kylix found in the Demeter Sanctuary, Cyrene, show that the Naucratis Painter was literate, and the form of a three-stroke iota suggests, moreover, that he was a foreigner in Laconia.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gerald P. Schaus, 'A Foreign Vase Painter in Sparta" American Journal of Archaeology 83.1 (January 1979), pp. 102-106.

Further reading[edit]

  • Lane, E.A., 'Lakonian Vase Painting', Annual of the British School at Athens 34 (1933/34) 99-189.
  • Pipili, M., Laconian Iconography (1987).
  • Stibbe, C.M., Lakonische Vasenmaler des sechsten Jahrhunderts vor Christus (Amsterdam, 1972).
  • Stibbe, C.M., Laconian Drinking Vessels and Other Open Shapes (Amsterdam, 1994).