Cotugno Painter

Datesactive about 370 - 360 B.C.
RolesArtist
NationalityGreek (Apulian)

Working in Apulia in South Italy in the period from about 370 to 360 B.C., the Cotugno Painter decorated vases in the red-figure technique. Only three vases by him have survived; all three are bell-kraters decorated with a phlyax scene on one side and a scene of women and youths on the other. The Cotugno Painter also characteristically left bands of plain red, unglazed clay on the foot of the krater.

As with most ancient artists, the real name of the Cotugno Painter is unknown, and he is identified only by the stylistic traits of his work. Scholars named him after a vase once in the private Cotugno collection in the Italian city of Bari.

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