Painter of the Berlin Dancing Girl


The Painter of the Berlin Dancing Girl was an Apulian red-figure vase painter, who was active between 430–410 BC.[citation needed] He was named after a calyx krater in the collection of the Antikensammlung Berlin,[1] which depicts a girl dancing to the aulos played by a seated woman.

The painter's name vase
Briseis and Achilles on an amphora, Museo Provinciale Sigismondo Castromediano in Lecce, Italy

As one of the first South Italian red-figure painters, he must have been educated in an Attic workshop. His name vase shows influences from the work of the Phiale Painter, who worked in Attica. He and his followers most likely had their workshops in Taras, which is Taranto today.[1]


Other works attributed to him include:


  1. ^ a b Robertson, Martin (1992). The Art of Vase-Painting in Classical Athens. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. p. 236. ISBN 978-0-521-33881-3.
  2. ^ Cambitoglou, Alexander; Harari, Maurizio (1997). The Italiote red-figure vases in the Museo Camillo Leone at Vercelli. Rome: Brettschneider. pp. 19–20. ISBN 978-88-7062-964-4.

Further readingEdit

  • Cambitoglou, Alexander (1988). "Troilos pursued by Achilles". In Betts, J. H.; Hooker, J. T.; Green, J. R. (eds.). Studies in Honour of T.B.L. Webster. Vol. 2. Bristol: Classical Press. pp. 1–22. ISBN 978-0-86292-194-1.
  • Trendall, Arthur Dale; Cambitoglou, Alexander (1978). The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia. Vol. 1: Early and Middle Apulian. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press. ISBN 978-0-19-813218-9.

External linksEdit

  • Krater in Rhode Island School of Design Museum
  • Pelike in National Gallery of Victoria