Gryton

Summary

Gryton (Ancient Greek: Γρύτων) was a Boeotian potter who worked in the first half of the 6th century BC. He is only known by his signature on the sole of a plastic aryballos in the shape of a sandal-clad foot, which is housed in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. A catalogue of his works was published by Raubitschek along with works of ancient Boeotian potters.[1] These included the Ring Aryballos, which is part of a collection of Berlin's Staatliche Museen.[1]

An interpretation of Rudolf Wachter based on the inscriptions of Boeotian vases also identified Gryton as a name derived from γρύτα, which meant container of ointments.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Raubitschek, A.E.; Raubitschek, Isabelle. "Early Boeotian Potters" (PDF). American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Scythian Phoenix: Making Sense". scythianphoenix.kisbiro.hu. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  • Anthony E. Raubitschek, Isabelle K. Raubitschek: Early Boeotian Potters. In Hesperia. 35, 1966, p. 154–165.
  • Rainer Vollkommer: Gryton. Artists lexicon of antiquity. Bd 1, 2001, p. 272
  • Rudolf Wachter: Non-attic Greek vase inscriptions. Oxford 2001, p. 9