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Painter of the Caere Hydriai  

6th century, male.

Active 550 to 510 BC.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

Some 30 hydriai have been discovered in Cerveteri, the ancient Caere, in Etruria. All in the same style, they are almost certainly from the same workshop, even if not all made by a single artist known as the Painter of the Caere Hydriai. The vases are not Etruscan in style, leaving the origins of the artist who made them in doubt; they were not necessarily manufactured on the site where they were found, and may have been imported. The artist who decorated them shows a predilection for an orientalising style. It has been suggested that he came from Phocaea in Asia Minor to live in Caere, while remaining faithful to the Ionian style....

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Peithinus  

6th century, male.

Activec.500 BC.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

Peithinus is known only from a vase in Berlin depicting the struggle between Peleus and Thetis.

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Phaedimus  

6th century, male.

Active at the end of the 6th century BC.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

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Phidippus  

6th century, male.

Active at the end of the 6th century BC.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

Phidippus was a painter of vases and cups, whose style can be compared to that of Epictetus.

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Phintias  

6th century, male.

Active during the last quarter of the 6th century BC.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

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Polymedes  

6th century, male.

Active in Argos during the first half of the 6th century BC.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

The name of this sculptor is known from an incomplete inscription, which can be reconstructed as either Polymedes or Agamedes. He made statues of Cleobis and Biton...

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Polystratus  

6th century, male.

Active in Ambracia.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Polystratus made a Bust of Phalaris, Tyrant of Agrigentum.

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Psiax  

6th century, male.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

Psiax was active in the last quarter of the 6th century BC.

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Madrid (Mus. Arqueológico Nacional): Artemis, Satyr and Dionysus (belly amphora, Vulci)

Munich (Antikensammlungen): Dionysus at Feast (belly amphora, Vulci)

New York (Metropolitan Mus. of Art): ...

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Psoieas  

6th century, male.

Painter, potter.

Ancient Greek.

Psoieas is believed to have been a vase painter.

London (British Mus.): vase, signed

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Pythagoras I  

6th century, male.

Born c. 510 BC, in Samos.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Pythagoras worked at Rhegium between 480 and 448 BC. He made sculptures of the victors at the Olympic Games, heroes, singers and charioteers. For this reason, the famous bronze Charioteer of Delphi, a masterpiece of balance, gravity and intense though only hinted-at life, has often been attributed to his workshop. In fact, it seems more likely that this sculpture was the work of Attic artists....

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Rhoecus  

7th century, male.

Born in Samos.

Sculptor, architect.

Ancient Greek.

Rhoecus, with his son Theodorus, built and decorated several temples, including that dedicated to Hera in Samos and the first temple of Artemis in Ephesus. With his son and Smilis of Aegina he directed work on the Labyrinth at Lemnos. He is said to have invented bronze casting for statues....

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Saconides  

6th century, male.

Active in the middle of the 6th century BC.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

Saconides decorated vases with female heads and mythological subjects.

Berlin: vase signed by Saconides

Cambridge: vase signed by Saconides

Munich: vase signed by Saconides

Taranto: Vase signed by Saconides...

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Scyllis  

6th century, male.

Active in Crete at the beginning of the 6th century BC.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Scyllis collaborated with his brother Dipoenus. He worked chiefly in wood, making statues clad with ivory and gold.

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Scythes  

6th century, male.

Activec.510 BC.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

Three vases have been attributed to Scythes, one of which (a fragment) is in the Louvre in Paris.

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Semon I  

6th century, male.

Active at the end of the 6th century BC.

Cameo engraver.

Ancient Greek.

Semon is known for a cameo of black jasper representing a woman bathing, now in Berlin.

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Sicelus  

6th century, male.

Active at the end of the 6th century BC.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

Sicelus is represented by an amphora depicting Athena and Two Wrestlers in the museum in Naples.

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Simmias  

6th century, male.

Active in Athens during the Archaic period.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Simmias made a statue in Athens of Dionysius.

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Smicrus  

6th century, male.

Active Athenian, activec.500 BC.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

London (British Mus.): Heroes Wrestling (vase painting)

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Smilis  

6th century, male.

Active in Aegina in the Archaic period.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Smilis worked on the temple of Samos, specialising in statues of Hera. He is said by Pausanias to have been a contemporary of the legendary Daedalus.

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Sophilus I  

6th century, male.

Active during the first third of the 6th century BC.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

Sophilus, who specialised in figures and stylised animals, is the first painter of Greek vases to be known by name. His signature appears on a number of vases, including a dinos (mixing bowl) from the Acropolis in Athens and another from Pharsalus....