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Antimenes Painter

(active ca. 530 BCE - ca. 510 BCE)

Attic vase painter, active ca. 530-ca. 510 BCE

Note: The Antimenes Painter decorated vases in the black-figure technique in Athens in a period when many artists were switching to the new red-figure technique. He was one of the most prolific black-figure artists of his time, with over 140 of his vases still extant, primarily amphorae and hydriai. He decorated his vases with a wide range of mythological and genre scenes but seems to have favored two themes: the hero Herakles and fountain-house scenes. His name derives from a kalos inscription praising the youth Antimenes on a vase now in the Rijksmuseum in Leiden.

Contains information from the J. Paul Getty Trust, Getty Research Institute, the Union List of Artist Names, which is made available under the ODC Attribution License.


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