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date: 24 August 2019



5th century, male.

Active in the second half of the 5th century BC.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek, Classical Period.

The cup in the Madrid Archaeological Museum bearing Aison's signature depicts the exploits of Theseus. Two other unsigned cups with similar scenes are undoubtedly related. Aison's masterly design reveals him as an important artist. The elegance of the decoration of the vases shows him to be a successor of the vase painter Aristophanes and a precursor of the Meidias painter....

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