Edinburgh Painter


The Edinburgh Painter was an Attic black-figure vase painter, active around 500 BC. His speciality was white-ground lekythoi painted in the black-figure style.

Edinburgh Painter
Achilles weapons Louvre CA545.jpg
Possibly Aias Telamonios and Odysseus fighting over Achilles' weapons, painting by the Edinburgh Painter. White-ground Attic lekythos, c. 500 BC, from Eretria.
Unknown. Named from one of his vases in the Edinburgh Museum.

Before 545 BC
Probably Athens
Known forVase painting
MovementBlack-figure style

His real name is unknown. His conventional name is derived from his name vase in Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland 1956.436.



  • C. H. Emilie Haspels: Attic black-figured lekythoi, Paris 1936, p. 86-89. 215-221.
  • John Beazley: Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters, Oxford 1956, p. 476-480.
  • John Boardman: Schwarzfigurige Vasen aus Athen. Ein Handbuch, Mainz 1977, ISBN 3-8053-0233-9, p. 159.
  • Thomas Mannack: Haspels addenda: additional references to C. H. E. Haspels Attic black-figured Lekythoi. Oxford 2006. ISBN 0-19-726315-1, p.

External linksEdit

  • Vases by the Edinburgh Painter in Perseus[permanent dead link]