Calypso (fl. c. 200 BCE)

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Calypso (fl. c. 200 bce)

Ancient Greek painter. Name variations: Kalypso. Pronunciation: cal-up-SO or cal-IP-so. Flourished around 200 bce.

In his account of women painters, Pliny the Elder mentions the subjects of three paintings after Calypso's name; it is possible that Calypso was not a painter at all but actually the subject of a portrait by Irene . See entries on Aristarete and Irene for further background information.

Peter H. O'Brien , Boston University

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