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Skythian archer plate BM E135 by Epiktetos

Epiktetos was an ancient Greek potter and vase painter. His name means "newly acquired". He may have been a slave, as were most potters and painters in ancient Greece. He worked mostly with cups and plates between 520 and 490 BC in the red-figure style. He signed more than half his works. He was an expert with the tondo—the circular picture at the bottom of a cup. He painted mostly everyday scenes rather than mythological ones. His end is unknown.

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