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Title: The So-called 'Painter of the Anthesteria' Revisited
Author(s): DUPONT, Pierre
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 15    Date: 2016   
Pages: 79-81
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.15.0.3167463

Abstract :
A detail of the scene represented on a small-sized sherd of North Ionian black-figure from Panticapaeum helps us to reinterpret the one depicted on other fragments from Berezan by the same painter or circle and, indirectly, the iconographic programme of the famous ‘Karnak Vase’ previously published by John Boardman. It seems that we are faced with a simple grape-harvesting scene and not with an illustration of the second day of the Anthesteria. More or less related to the Northampton group, these scattered finds seem to be issued, if not from the hand of the same painter, at least from the same circle. The Clazomenian chemical pattern of the Panticapaeum sherd invalidates the former attributions of origin, viz. to a Greek workshop of the Nile Delta (Boardman) or alternatively to Etruria (Cook).

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