Greek Vase by Achilles Painter

An Attic red-figured amphora of Naloan shape, Greek, c450BC, hitherto unknownDecorated by the Achilles Painter, an anonymous artist artist so-named for hisamphora in the Vatican (the most classical of all vase-painters).

Details

Dimensions:
38 cm
Art Fund grant:
£250 ( Total: £250)
Acquired in:
1957
Vendor:
Spink & Son

On the frontis a young man g An Attic red-figured amphora of Naloan shape, Greek, c450BC, hitherto unknown Decorated by the Achilles Painter, an anonymous artist artist so-named for his amphora in the Vatican (the most classical of all vase-painters). On the front is a young man grasping his spear, and on the back a single figure of a bearded man holding a staff. THe only vase by the Achilles painter outside the BM.

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