Python (Biographical details)

Python (ceramicist/glass worker/potter; Greek; 500BC - 470BC; fl.)

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Athenian potter who signed epoiesen (made it) and specialised in cups. Three cups bear the combined signatures 'Douris painted it' (egrapsen) and 'Python made it' (epoiesen). On the basis of style it appears that Douris (q.v.) and Python worked together as a team and almost all of the work produced by Python was decorated by Douris (q.v.).


Beazley ARV² 426-427; Boardman ARFH1 59, 90, 137, 209.