Brygos

Brygos

 

A potter of ancient Greece who lived in Attica in the first third of the fifth century B.C.

Most of the vases which bear Brygos’ mark were decorated by an artist called the “Brygos painter.” His mythological and genre designs, which are distinguished by their fidelity to life, signify the transition from the archaic style to the classical. Among the vases which he decorated are the kylikes The Drinking Party and Its Aftermath (Martin Wagner Museum, Würzburg) and Hera and Iris Pursued by the Followers of Dionysus (British Museum, London).

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Topics include omens and messages in the Iliad and Odyssey, Aristophanes, Boreas and Oreithyia, a hymn to Zeus on a cup by the Brygos painter, the Book of Revelation, and transmitting legal knowledge--to name just a few.
In Portugal, in the Manuel de Lancastre's collection, there is a red-figured pelike from the first quarter of the 5th century BC signed by the Brygos Painter (= plates 2a, 2b); (29) presumably inspired by the aforementioned Sosias Painter's cup, it depicts Hermes and three more goddesses, who may well be the three Horae.
51) This is in fact the most frequent way of representing trainers on late fifth-century vases, such as those of the Eretria Painter, Calliope Painter, and Disney Painter, all of whom especially favored athletic scenes, but it is also common in the work of earlier red-figure artists such as the Andocides Painter, Euthymides, Epictetus, the Kleophrades Painter, Onesimus, the Antiphon Painter, the Brygos Painter, Douris, and even on at least one black-figure vase.