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Poseidon's head (identified by an inscription), detail from a scene representing Athena and Poseidon. Side A from an Attic red-figured amphora by the potter Amasis (signed) and the Amasis Painter, ca. 550/530 BC. Found in Vulci.

Former collection of Antoine-Edme Durand; purchased in public auction in 1836. Cabinet des Médailles, BNF (Paris), De Ridder n°222 (Luynes 678).

Author Jastrow


One very clear sign of the Artist in this example: We read the words Amasis me poiesen, i.e Amasis produced me. Also text is written describing who is who (painted labels, so-called dipinti)

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