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216948, ATHENIAN, New York (N.Y.), Metropolitan Museum, 08.258.22

  • Vase Number: 216948
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: CHOUS
  • Date: -450 to -400
  • Attributed To: ERETRIA P by BEAZLEY
  • Last Recorded Collection: New York (N.Y.), Metropolitan Museum: 08.258.22
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1249.12
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 354
    Furtwängler, A. and Reichhold, K., Griechische Vasenmalerei (Munich, 1904-32): PL.120.1 (BD)
    Journal of Hellenic Studies: 124 (2004) PL.6B (BD)
    Lezzi-Hafter, A., Der Eretria-Maler, Werke und Weggefährten (Mainz, 1988): 196, FIG.64A (PROFILE), 206, FIG.69 (DRAWING OF PART), PL.135, NO.213
    Lissarrague, F., La cite des satyres. Une anthropologie ludique (Athenes, VIe-Ve siecle avant J.-C.) (Paris, 2013): 156, FIG.129 (DRAWING OF BD)
    Schmidt, S., Rhetorische Bilder auf attischen Vasen, Visuelle Kommunikation im 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. (Berlin, 2005): 174, FIG.88 (BD)
    Schweizerische Numismatische Rundschau: 75 (1996) PL.2.5B (PART)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 5582
  • LIMC ID: 15481
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: New York 08.258.22.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF chous (oinochoe). Eretria Painter; Class of Athens 15308 (Green). 430-420.
  • CAVI Subject: Return of Hephaestus: a grown satyr and a boy satyr lead Dionysus and Hephaestus, both riding on one donkey.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: High above the head of the satyr leading the procession (and playing the flutes), in letters larger than the other inscriptions: Κο̣μος{1}. High above the heads of the two gods sitting on a donkey: Δ[ι]ο̣νυσο̣ς. Εφαιστ̣ος̣. The first two inscriptions horizontal, the last nearly so{2}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} despite this, the name is that of the satyr, not a heading. K.-D. reads: Κ̣ο̣μο̣ς. {2} L.-H. has: [Κω]μος [sic]. [Διο]νυσ[ο]ς. Εφαισ̣[τ]ο[ς].
  • CAVI Comments: The sketch in Lissarrague shows the inscription Κομος high above the two satyrs (the leader who plays the flutes and the boy satyr who leads the donkey and raises up a tall thyrsos, which may partly explain the height of the inscription); and the letters are larger than those of the other two inscriptions, which name Dionysus and Hephaestus. This is not noted by L., who says it is the `stage name' of the lead satyr. [Could the Komos inscription have a double meaning?]
  • CAVI Number: 5582
  • AVI Bibliography: Richter–Hall (1936), i, 178/140, pls. 142 and 177. — ARV[2] (1963), 1249/12. — Green (1971), 197,1. — Walter (1971), 257, fig. 233. — LIMC iii (1986), pl. 364, Dionysos 565. — Lezzi-Hafter (1988), 206, 339/213, pl. 135. — Add.[2] (1989), 354. — AttScr (1990), no. 796. — Lissarrague (1990a), 41, fig. 27 (sketch with inscriptions). — Kossatz-Deissmann (1991), 158 (Komos 12, bibl.).
  • CAVI / AVI Data from Henry Immerwahr's Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions (CAVI), updated by Rudoph Wachter's Attic Vase Inscriptions (AVI)
  • Image Credits: FURTWANGLER-REICHHOLD DRAWING: Please consult with Williams College Special Collections staff and Williams College Visual Resources Center staff, regarding questions about publishing and accessing materials from Williams College Special Collections. Researchers are responsible for handling any copyright issues that may be associated with collections and materials.
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