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Klitias ( Greek  Κλειτίας , sometimes also called Kleitias ) was an Attic black-figure vase painter, active around 570-560 BC. In Athens . Five vases from him that bear his signature as a painter have been preserved, four of which also bear the signature of the potter Ergotimos . Further vases are assigned to him for stylistic reasons. With the François vase , the two craftsmen together created what is probably the most famous painted ancient Greek ceramic vase.

Signed works

The "François vase"
  • Berlin, Antikensammlung VI 4604: Gordion bowl from Gordion
  • Florence, Museo Archeologico 4209 ("Françoisvase" also called "Klitiaskrater"): volute crater
  • London, British Museum 1948.8-15.1 u. 2; 88.6-1.215, 424, 427 + Cambridge N 206: Fragments of a bowl from Naukratis
  • London, British Museum 88.6-1.237, 324, 426; 1948.8-15.3 a. 4: Fragments of a bowl from Naukratis
  • New York, Metropolitan Museum 31.11.4: Stand made of Vari


See also

Web links

Commons : Kleitias  - collection of images, videos and audio files