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Provenances

Almost half of the vases by the Harrow Painter have known provenances, and of these fully half come from Italy. It is not surprising that many have been found in Etruria, at such sites as Caere, Tarquinia, Vulci, Spina, Bologna, and Falerii. What is interesting is that South Italian and Sicilian sites — Naples, Nola, Taras, Ruvo, Gela, Selinus, Akragas — have produced even more. The sample is large enough that one is perhaps justified in relating the difference to a slow decline in the importance of the Etruscan market in the years after the Persian Wars. The Harrow Painter did not work exclusively for the Italian market, however, as fragments of twelve of his vases were found on the Athenian Acropolis, a relatively high number by an individual pot-painter. A single piece from Kerch, in the Crimea, shows that his wares traveled east as well as west.1

1 For a distribution chart of provenances, not including new attributions, see F. Giudice, Vasi e frammenti "Beazley" da Locri Epizifiri (Catania 1989) pl. 21, 1.

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