Red-Figure Pottery of Uncertain Origin from Corinth: Stylistic and Chemical Analyses

by Ian D. McPhee and Efi Kartsonak

Hesperia, Volume 79, Issue 1
Page(s): 113-143
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40835456
Year: 2010


The focus of this article is a group of 18 red-figure fragments or fragmentary vessels found at Corinth whose place of manufacture cannot be determined by visual analysis. All are datable to the later 5th or early 4th century B.C. Several of the vases were decorated by the Academy Painter (an Attic Late Mannerist) or by another painter, designated the Painter of Corinth 1937-525, who is considered here for the first time. Chemical analysis of the fragments indicates that 15 of the 18 form a discrete group distinct from normal Attic and Corinthian clays. The analysis also confirms the Corinthian origin of a bell krater painted by the Attic Suessula Painter.