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Creator Name: Antimenes Painter
Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: Greek
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Name-CRT: Antimenes Painter
Title: Hydria (Water Vessel)
Title Type: Primary
Creation Start Date: -52
Creation End Date: -51
Creation Date: c. 520 BC
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: black-figure terracotta
Dimensions: Diameter: 94.6cm, Overall: 43.2cm x 38.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1975.1
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Context: The styles of the Antimenes Painter and of Psiax were so close that the great vase-painting expert, Sir John Beazley, has referred to them as "brothers." Both were active in the last decades of the 6th century BC when the new red-figure style came to dominate vase production in Athens, but only Psiax produced vases in black- and red - figure. Some figures on this hydria are very close in style to those on the eye kylix (CMA 1976.89) by Psiax. Both artists delighted in intricate detail and curvilinear designs.Shoulder: Theseus slaying the Cretan MinotaurMain panel: Quadriga (four-horse chariot) and warriorsPredella: Lions attacking a doe; two stags.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1975.1
AMICA Library Year: 1998
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