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213553, ATHENIAN, Boston (MA), Museum of Fine Arts, 34.79

  • Vase Number: 213553
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: PELIKE
  • Date: -475 to -425
  • Inscriptions: Named: ELPENOROS, ODYS[S]EUS, HERMO
  • Attributed To: LYKAON P by RICHTER
  • Last Recorded Collection: Boston (MA), Museum of Fine Arts: 34.79
  • Publication Record: Andreae, B. et al., Ulisse, il mito e la memoria (Rome, 1996): 54, FIG.14, M85, FIG.8 (COLOUR AND DRAWING OF A)
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1045.2 , 1679
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 444
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases, The Classical Period (London, 1989): FIG.150 (DRAWING OF A)
    Bonacasa, N. (ed.), Lo Stile Severo in Grecia e in Occidente, Aspetti e problemi, Studi e Materiali 9 (Rome, 1995): PL.6.2 (DRAWING OF A)
    Bulletin Antieke Beschaving: 74 (1999) 64, 68, 71, FIGS.1, 4-6 (A, B, UH)
    Burn, L. and Glynn, R., Beazley Addenda (Oxford, 1982): 156
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 320
    Dietrich, N., Figur ohne Raum? Bäume und Felsen in der attischen Vasenmalerei des 6. und 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr., Image & Context 7 (Berlin, 2010): 271, FIG.221 (A)
    Gebauer, J., Pompe und Thysia, attische Tieropferdarstellungen auf schwarz- und rotfigurigen Vasen (Münster, 2002): 732, FIG.148 (A)
    Gerion: 27 (2009) 188, FIG.2 (A)
    Heinemann, A., Der Gott des Gelages. Dionysos, Satyrn und Mänaden auf attischem Trinkgeschirr des 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. (Berlin, 2016): 322, FIG.206 (A)
    Journal of Hellenic Studies: 109 (1989), PL.3B (A)
    Kondoleon, C., Grossmann, R.A. et al., MFA Highlights, Classical Art (Boston, 2008): 70-71 (COLOUR OF A)
    Lefkowitz, M., Greek Gods, Human Lives (New Haven and London, 2003): 97 (A)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VI, PL.632, ODYSSEUS 149 (A)
    Matheson, S.B., Polygnotos and Vase Painting in Classical Athens (Madison, 1995): 89, PL.65 (A)
    Neer, R.T., Art and Archaeology of the Greek World, a new history, c.2500-c.150 BC (London, 2012): 298, FIG.12.4 (DRAWING OF A)
    Osborne, R., Archaic and Classical Greek Art, Oxford History of Art (Oxford, 1998): 168, FIG.93 (A)
    Peifer, E., Eidola und andere mit dem Sterben verbundene Flügelwesen in der attischen Vasenmalerei in spätarchaischer und klassischer Zeit (Frankfurt, 1989): PL.5, FIG.10, NO.61 (DRAWING OF A)
    Powell, B. Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. The Essential Books (Oxford, 2015): 355, FIG.11.1 (PART OF A)
    Robertson, C.M., The art of vase-painting in classical Athens (Cambridge, 1992): 213, FIG.223 (A)
    Schefold, K., Jung, F., Die Sagen von den Argonauten, von Theben und Troia in der klassischen und hellenistischen Kunst (Munich, 1989): 340, FIG.304 (DRAWING OF A)
    Schefold, K., Jung, F., Die Sagen von den Argonauten, von Theben und Troia in der klassischen und hellenistischen Kunst (Munich, 1989): 340, FIG.304 (DRAWING)
    Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum: III, PL.2.GR66A (A)
    Tiverios, M.A., Elliniki techni, archaia angaia (Athens, 1996): 179, 181, FIGS.161, 163 (COLOUR OF A AND PART OF A)
    Vermeule, E., Aspects of Death in Early Greek Art and Poetry (Berkeley, 1979): 30, FIG.22 (PART OF A)
    Walter-Karydi, E. (ed.), Myths, Texts, Images, Homeric epics and ancient Greek art, Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on the Odyssey, Ithaca, September 15-19, 2009 (Ithaca, 2010): 218, FIG.5 (DRAWING OF A, COLOUR OF PARTS OF A)
    Walter-Karydi, E., Die Athener und ihre Gräber (1000-300 v.Chr.) (Berlin, 2015): 161, FIG.89 (DRAWING OF A)
    Woodford, S., An Introduction to Greek Art. Sculpture and Vase Painting in the Archaic and Classical Periods. 2nd edition (London, 2015): 136, FIG.199 (A AND DRAWING OF A)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 2800
  • LIMC ID: 6270
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Boston 34.79.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF pelike. Lykaon Painter. Third quarter fifth. Ca. 440 (Beazley).
  • CAVI Subject: A: Odysseus and the shade of Elpenor. B: Poseidon and Amymone.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: A: high above Elpenor, below the margin: Ελπενορος. To left of Odysseus' face: Οδυσ[σ]ευς. Ending above Hermes' head: hερμο [[h(ε)ρ]]. Under the foot Gr. ΗΕ (M.){1}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} non vidi; not in Johnston (1979).
  • CAVI Comments: The floral ornaments are by the same hand as those on Berlin 2352, by Polygnotos, and Munich, Haniel, by the Kleophon Painter; see ARV[2] 1031/39 and 1146/44 (Robertson). Mixed alphabet. Syllabic heta (see AttScr (1990), 143).
  • CAVI Number: 2800
  • AVI Bibliography: CB (1931–63), ii, 86/111, pl. 63 and suppl. pl. 16. — ARV[2] (1963), 1045/2, 1679. — Para. (1971), 444. — Add.[2] (1989), 320. — Boardman (1989), fig. 150. — AttScr (1990), no. 766. — Robertson (1992), 212 and 213, fig. 223 (A). — Matheson (1995), 87, 199-200, 253-54, 431/L2, pl. 65 (A).
  • CAVI / AVI Data from Henry Immerwahr's Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions (CAVI), updated by Rudoph Wachter's Attic Vase Inscriptions (AVI)
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