Taleides Painter

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Taleides Painter
Herakles tripod Louvre F341.jpg
Oinochoe, ca. 520 BC, Herakles and Apollo struggling for a tripod at Delphi
Born Unknown. Named from his collaboration with the potter, Taleides
About 550 BC
Died About 500 BC
Nationality Greek
Known for Vase painting
Notable work He painted vases for the potters Taleides and Timagoras
Movement Black-figure style
Oinochoe, ca 520 BC, Ajax and Odysseus fighting over the armour of Achilles

The Taleides Painter was an Attic vase painter of the black-figure style, active in the second half of the 6th century BC. His conventional name is derived from the fact that he cooperated closely with the potter Taleides, many of whose vases he painted. He also worked for the potter Timagoras.

Works (selection)[edit]

  • Athens, Akropolis Museum
fragment of a loutrophoros
  • Athens, National Museum
lekythos 414
  • Berlin, Antikensammlung
Little-master cup F 1721 • psykter-oinochoe 31131
  • Borden Wood, Collection Mrs. Winifred Lamb
  • Boston, Museum of Fine Arts
oinochoe 10.210 • amphora 63.952 • hydria 68.105 • hydria 99.522
  • Brunswick, Bowdoin College
fragment 2
  • Eleusis, Archaeological Museum
lekythos 961
  • Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe
amphora 1917.474
  • Limenas, Museum
cup fragment
  • Madrid, Museo Arqueológico Nacional
oinochoe' 10932 (L 55)
  • Malibu, The J. Paul Getty Museum
lekythos 76.AE.48
  • Munich, Antikensammlung
  • Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
fragment of a lekythos G 571
  • Paris, Musée National du Louvre
hydria Cp10655 • ‚hydria F 38 • ‚'hydria F 39[1] Oinochoe F 340[2] oinochoe F 341[3]
  • Rome, Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia
amphora 15538 • Lekythos M 556
  • St. Petersburg, Hermitage
hydria 4467
  • Sydney, University, Nicholson Museum
fragment of a lekythos 48.284 (former Borden Wood, Collection Mrs. Winifred Lamb)
  • Syracuse, Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi
fragment of a Little-master cup 7354 • lekythos 8276
  • Taranto, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
lekythos 117183
  • Vatican, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco
Little-master cup Albizatti 321
Little-master cup 39546 (formerly Guglielmi collection)



  • John Beazley: Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters, Oxford 1956, p. 174-176.
  • John Beazley: Paralipomena. Additions to Attic black-figure vase-painters and to Attic red-figure vase-painters, Oxford 1971, p. 72-74.
  • Peter Heesen: Taleides, in: Künstlerlexikon der Antike Vol. 2, 2004, p. 431-432.