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214504, ATHENIAN, Unknown, Blacas Collection, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, 1875,0508.1030

  • Vase Number: 214504
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: LEKANIS
  • Provenance: ITALY, NOLA
  • Date: -475 to -425
  • Inscriptions: Named: KLEO, EUTERPE, THALEIA, KALLIOP, POLYMNIA, ERATO
  • Attributed To: LONDON E 494, P OF by BEAZLEY
  • Decoration: Lid: MUSES, ONE SEATED ON CHAIR, ONE WITH PIPES, ONE WITH BOX, ONE WITH WREATH (SOME NAMED, KLIO, EUTERPE, THALIA, POLYHYMNIA, KALLIOPE, ERATO)
  • Current Collection: London, British Museum: E805
  • Previous Collections:
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1080.6
    Breitfeld-von Eickstedt, E.D., Attisch rotfigurige und schwarzgefirnisste Lekanides (Wiesbaden, 2017): PL.5.1
    Lenormant, C. and de Witte, J., Elite des monuments ceramographiques (1837-61): II, PL.86A (COLOUR DRAWING OF LD)
  • AVI Web: https://www.avi.unibas.ch/DB/searchform.html?ID=4830
  • AVI Record Number: 4658
  • LIMC ID: 18625
  • LIMC Web: http://ark.dasch.swiss/ark:/72163/080e-74ab62fff405c-b
  • British Museum Link: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/G_1867-0508-1030
  • CAVI Collection: London E 805.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF lekanis. From Nola. Painter of London E 494{1}. Third quarter fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: Seven Muses in three groups: 1. Polyhymnia, perhaps holding a book roll (nearly lost){2}. A seated Muse(3); Kleio with flutes. 2. Euterpe and Thaleia facing, one holding a wreath. 3. Erato with a box addressing Calliope.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: To right of Polyhymnia's lower body; Πολυ[μ]νια. In the same position for the Muse with flutes (although she faces left): Κλεω. In the same position for the Muse without attributes: Ευτερπη. Similarly for the Muse holding a wreath and facing left: Θαλεια. [Ερα]τω{4}. Likewise for the Muse holding out a chest: Καλλιοπε{5}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} "A fine artist, in spirit akin to the Achilles Painter and the Persephone Painter," Beazley. {2} see also Immerwahr (1964) (it could be a chest). {3} the name is lost. {4} After C. Smith; I did not see the letters. {5} vidi; not transcribed by C. Smith. The final epsilon is very faint.
  • CAVI Comments: All inscriptions are horizontal and to the right of the figures regardless of how they are facing. Mixed alphabet (mostly Ionic except for the final vowel of Kalliope?). Some Letters are disjointed.
  • CAVI Number: 4658
  • AVI Bibliography: Photo (part). — C.H. Smith in BM Cat. E (1896), 381. — ARV[2] (1963), 1080/6. — Immerwahr (1964), 30/25. — Pöhlmann (1976), 73/25.
  • CAVI / AVI Data from Henry Immerwahr's Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions (CAVI), updated by Rudoph Wachter's Attic Vase Inscriptions (AVI)
  • Pleiades URI: https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/432981
  • Coordinates: 40.930481,14.52847
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 40.926823,14.524545
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