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Hector takes the armor from his parents Priam and Hecuba vase painting by Euthymides, c. 510 BC

Euthymides was an Athenian potter and painter of vases, primarily active between 515 and 500 BC. He was a member of the Greek art movement later to be known as "The Pioneers" for their exploration of the new decorative style known as red-figure pottery. Euthymides was more minimalist than others in the movement, and his tendency was to draw relatively few figures, and only rarely overlap them. He was admired for his portrayal of human movement and studies of perspective, his painted figures being amongst the first to show foreshortened limbs.

His works were normally inscribed "Euthymides painted me". Euthymides was a rival of his fellow Athenian Euphronios, and indeed one of his amphorae is additionally marked with the playful taunt "Euphronios never did anything like this".

Only six vessels painted by Euthymides survive, the most famous of which is probably The Revellers, an amphora depicting three men partying. They are presumably drunk; one of them is drinking straight from a krater, a vessel normally reserved for the mixing of wine and water.

Euthymides 2308 Munich

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