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La production « athénienne » du Peintre de Sappho, entre création et routine

Abstract : The updating of vases attributed to the Sappho Painter, coming from Athens or Attica shows that the area represents 40% of the distribution known for this craftsman. The typology is an essential criterion because, except for a few lekythoi from the abovementioned area, this market concerns the entire production of the painter’s ritual and funerary vases, made only to cater for the needs of the local population. The most conventional as well as the most exceptional images show both the great diversity of the customers’ tastes and the high skill of the painter. The study of the contexts – grave and sanctuary – associated with that of the savoir-faire of the painter points to other arguments besides the originality of images to assess the users’ implication in the making of the offerings. If the names on the funerary plaques have been from a long time understood as a proof of special commissions, the unusual combination between context, shape and iconography is a new indication that has to be further studied.
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Cécile Jubier-Galinier. La production « athénienne » du Peintre de Sappho, entre création et routine. Mètis - Anthropologie des mondes grecs anciens, Daedalus/EHESS, 2014, Dossier : Des vases pour les Athéniens, N.S.12, pp.163-188. ⟨10.4000/books.editionsehess.3182⟩. ⟨halshs-02100159⟩



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