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Title The Silence Painter: A New “Name” in the History of the Kerch Style Vase-Painting
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About author Vas’ko, Dmitrii Sergeevich — M. A., assistant at the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities.The State Hermitage Museum, Dvortsovaia nab., 34, 191186 St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
In the section Art and Artistic Culture of the Ancient World. Archaeological Object and a Work of Art: Their Similarities and Differences DOI10.18688/aa177-1-8
Year 2017 Volume 7 Pages 7888
Type of article RAR Index UDK 7.032(38) Index BBK 85.103(0)32

The article attempts to identify a new vase-painter. In his works he usually didn’t even mark the mouths of the figures on the B-sides of the vessels; therefore we suggest calling him the Silence Painter. Here enumerated are 20 pelikai, including a fragmented one, that were supposedly painted by him. The vessels were divided into four groups according to their size and subjects. Some of the subjects are discussed in detail. The Silence Painter worked in the middle — the third quarter of the 4th century BCE. Some of his vessels were discovered in Olynthus, Lesbos and Karia, but the main customers lived in the North Pontic region, where fifteen pelikai were found. Their subjects and compositions are typical for the Kerch style. The Silence Painter was a mediocre craftsman, who used themes and designs that had been already invented by his predecessors.

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