Among the groups of vase painters active in the time of Pericles, one of the largest and most important was that named for the vase painter Polygnotos.1 Around 700 vases have now been ascribed to this Group, and its period of activity has been defined as spanning most of the second half of the fifth century, from Polygnotos to the Dinos Painter. Nearly a dozen named painters comprise the Group, some of whom, such as the Kleophon Painter, the Peleus Painter, and the Hector Painter, are well known. There are, in addition, about two hundred vases by unnamed painters which are sufficiently close in style to those by the named painters to merit incorporation in the Polygnotan Group.

1 On the painter, VA 171, 1027-33, 1678-79, 1707; Para., 442; Beazley Addenda 2, 2 154-5. The Group as defined by Beazley (ARV2, 1033-64, 1679-80; Para., 442-46; Beazley Addenda 2, 2 155-58) includes the following painters: Peleus Painter, Hector Painter, Coghill Painter, Lykaon Painter, Christie Painter, Midas Painter, Curti Painter, Guglielmi Painter, Epimedes Painter, Pantoxena Painter, and the one or more hands in the Group of Brussels A 3096 and the Group of Bologna PU 289. Beazley also considered the Kleophon Painter and the Dinos Painter and their associates part of the Polygnotan Group (ARV2, 1143-58, 1684-85; Para., 455-58; Beazley Addenda 2, 2164-65). For subsequent discussions of the Group, see Cornelia Isler-Kerenyi, "Chronologie und 'Synchronologie' der attischen Vasenmaler der Parthenonzeit," AntK Beiheft 9 (1973) 23-33; Matheson 1986, 101-14; Matheson 1993.

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