White Saccos Painter

Datesactive about 320 B.C.
RolesArtist, Painter
NationalityGreek (Apulian)

Working in one of the Greek colonies in the region of Apulia in South Italy, probably at Canosa, the White Saccos Painter decorated vases in the red-figure technique in the late 300s B.C. He painted both large funerary vases such as loutrophoroi and kraters and smaller vessels, especially kantharoi and oinochoai.

As with most ancient artists, the real name of the White Saccos Painter is unknown, and he is identified only by the stylistic traits of his work. These traits include the way he drew female breasts, faces in three-quarter view, the form of his wide-brimmed hats, and his use of a white saccos or hair wrap, for which scholars named him.