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ID: 500118919
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500118919

 
Record Type: Person
Epiktetos (Greek vase painter, active ca. 520-490 BCE)

Note: Epiktetos painted vases in Athens from about 520 to 490 BCE. He worked in red-figure in the early days of the technique, but he also produced several bilingual cups with red-figure decoration on the exterior and black-figure on the interior, a type that was popular at the time. Epiktetos specialized in the decoration of cups, but he produced a range of other shapes as well. Scholars have attributed over a hundred surviving vases to him. He signed his name to almost half of these, often misspelling the accompanying verb. Throughout his long career, Epiktetos worked for several different potters, including Hischylos and the workshop of Nikosthenes and Pamphaios. Epiktetos produced delicate, precise work as a painter, and preferred scenes of daily life and Dionysiac revelry to mythological scenes. The name Epiktetos translates as "newly acquired." Epiktetos was probably a slave, or at least he was when he began his career. Many of the artists working in Athens at this period would have been slaves or metics, the ancient Greek term for "resident aliens."

Names:
Epiktetos (preferred,V,display)

Nationalities:
Greek (preferred)
Ancient Greek
Attic
Athenian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
vase painter

Gender: male

Events:
active:   ca. 520-490 BCE  Athens (Periféreia Protevoúsis, Greece) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
influenced ....  Harvard Painter  
....................  (Attic vase painter, active ca. 480-ca. 450 BCE) [500069523]
worked with ....  Hischylos  
....................  (Attic potter, active ca. 530 BCE) [500023993]
worked with ....  Nikosthenes  
....................  (Attic potter and workshop owner, active ca. 550-ca. 505 BCE) [500115427]
worked with ....  Pamphaios  
....................  (Greek potter, active 510-480 BCE) [500055337]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Epiktetos (I)

Biographies:
(Greek vase painter, active ca. 520-490 BCE) ..... [VP Preferred]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Epiktetos ........ [VP Preferred]
.....................  Clark et al., Understanding Greek Vases (2002) 38
.....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)

Subject: ........ [VP]
....................  Clark et al., Understanding Greek Vases (2002) 38
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-) accessed 24 Apr 2003
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