Master of Boston Dionysos
The earliest personality, working mainly in the last quarter of the 6th century BC. His rather dumpy figures may reflect Anaolian/Ionian styles which also appear in Etruscan relief sculpture. His name piece has an elaborate relief back and he favours multi-figure narrative groups.
A relief figure of Dionysos on the scarab back. Herakles grapples with a small man (possibly Geras - Old Age) watched by Athena and a woman.
Boston 21.1197; LHG no. 35ter. 14mm. AGGems no. 77; GGFR pl. 408.
Achilles arms, watched by Hephaistos (with crippled feet) holding his shield for him, and his mother Thetis.
Malibu, Getty Museum 81.AN.76.121. 13mm. GGFR pl. 1033.
Achilles? arming, with his new helmet, spear, shield and sword. The added floral is an Etruscan touch.
Florence, Mus.Arch. 15260. 12mm. Zazoff, no.16.
Related to the Boston Master. Herakles quarrels with Apollo over the tripod.
Boston 27.668; LHG no. 14. 12mm.