Little Masters (Greek vase painting)

Summary

A Little masters cup

The Little masters were a group of potters and vase painters who produced vases of the Attic black-figure style featuring well-done figures in miniature. They were active in Athens approximately 560–530 BC.[1] They mainly produced Little-master cups: lip cups, band cups, and droop cups, but were not entirely limited to such shapes. The group includes:

Potters

  • Anakles
  • Antidoros
  • Archeneides
  • Archikles
  • Charitaios
  • Chiron
  • Epitimos
  • Ergoteles
  • Eucheiros
  • Gageos
  • Glaukytes
  • Hermogenes
  • Hischylos
  • Kaulos
  • Kolchos
  • Kritomenes
  • Myspios
  • Neandros
  • Phrynos
  • Priapos
  • Sokles
  • Sondros
  • Taleides
  • Teisias
  • Telesias
  • Thrax
  • Thypheitides
  • Tlempolemos
  • Tleson
  • Xenokles
  • Botkin Class

Vase painters

  • Painter of Agora P 1241
  • Ano Achaïia Painter
  • Karithaios Painter
  • Centauren Painter
  • Neandros Painter
  • Oakeshott Painter
  • Painter of the Palermo Gorgoneion
  • Phrynos Painter
  • Sakonides
  • Sokles Painter
  • Taleides Painter
  • Tleson Painter
  • Painter of Vatican G 62
  • Xenokles Painter

Groups

  • Charon Group
  • Golvol Group
  • Group of Louvre F 81
  • Group of Rhodes 12264
  • Group of Toronto 289
  • Group of Vatican G 61
  • Group of Villa Giulia 3559

Notes

  1. ^ Andrew J Clark; Maya Elston; Mary Louise Hart; J. Paul Getty Museum (2001). "Little Masters". Understanding Greek vases: a guide to terms, styles, and techniques. Los Angeles. p. 46.

Further reading

  • John Beazley: Little-master Cups, in: Journal of Hellenic Studies 52 (1932) pp. 167–204.
  • John Beazley: Attic Black-figure Vase-Painting, Oxford 1956, pp. 159–197.
  • Dieter Metzler: Eine attische Kleinmeisterschale mit Töpferszenen in Karlsruhe, in: Archäologischer Anzeiger (1969) pp. 138–152.
  • John D. Beazley: Paralipomena. Additions to Attic black-figure vase-painters and to Attic red-figure vase-painters, Oxford 1971, pp. 67–80.
  • Joan Tarlow Haldenstein: Little master cups. Studies in 6th century Attic black-figure vase painting, Dissertation University of Cincinnati 1975.
  • Rudolf Wachter: Drinking inscriptions on Attic little-master cups. A catalogue (AVI 3), in: Kadmos 42 (2003) pp. 141–189.
  • Peter Heesen: Drinking inscriptions on Attic little-master cups. Does size matter? A contribution to the AVI Project, in: Museum Helveticum 63 (2006) pp. 44–62.