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202628, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, 1843,1103.31

  • Vase Number: 202628
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: STAMNOS
  • Provenance: ITALY, ETRURIA, VULCI
  • Date: -500 to -450
  • Inscriptions: Kalos/Kale: KASOS, KALOS
  • Attributed To: SIREN P by HAUSER
  • Current Collection: London, British Museum: 1843.11-3.31
  • Previous Collections:
  • Publication Record: Acquaro, E. et al. (eds.), La devozione dei naviganti, il culto di Afrodite ericina nel Mediterraneo, Atti del convegno di Erice, 27-28 novembre 2009 (Lugano, 2010): 13, FIG.1 (A)
    Albersmeier, S. (ed.), Heroes, Mortals and Myths in ancient Greece (Baltimore, 2009): 62, FIG.28 (A)
    Andreae, B. et al., Ulisse, il mito e la memoria (Rome, 1996): 102, FIG.6 (COLOUR OF A)
    Archaiologikon Deltion: 25.1 (1970) PL.20 (A)
    Archeologia Classica: 42 (1990) 47, FIG.3 (A)
    Aruz, J. et al. (eds.), Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age (New York, 2014): 257, FIG.4.5 (COLOUR OF A)
    Aston, E., Mixanthropoi, Animal-human hybrid deities in Greek religion (Liege, 2011): 71, FIG.10 (A)
    Balme, M. and Lawall, G., Athenaze. An Introduction to Ancient Greek. Third Edition (Oxford, 2016): 250, UNNUMBERED (A)
    Bass, G., A History of Seafaring (London, 1972): 57, FIG.11 (A)
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 289.1, 1642
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, 1st ed. (Oxford, 1942): 177.1
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 117.1
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 355
    Birchall, A. and Corbett, P., Greek Gods and Heroes (London,1974): FIG.72 (A)
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases (London, 1975): FIG.184 (A,B)
    Boletin del Museo Arqueologico Nacional (Madrid): 12 (1994) 49, UNNUMBERED (A)
    Bound, M. (ed.), The Archaeology of Ships of War, International Maritime Archaeology Series 1 (Oswestry, 1995): 13, FIG.1 (PART OF A)
    Brommer, F., Odysseus (Darmstadt, 1983): PL.35 (A)
    Bruxelles, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Hommes et Dieux de la Grece Antique (1.10-2.12.1982): 119-20, NO.63 (A,B)
    Burn, L. and Glynn, R., Beazley Addenda (Oxford, 1982): 104
    Carpenter, T.H., Art and Myth in Ancient Greece (London, 1991): FIG.346 (A)
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 210
    Carratelli, G.P. (ed.), Magna Grecia 3, Vita religiosa e cultura letteraria, filosofica e scientifica (Milan, 1988): 333, FIG.409 (A)
    Charbonneaux, J., Martin, R., and Villard, F., Archaic Greek Art (London, 1971): 235, FIG.264 (A)
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: LONDON, BRITISH MUSEUM 3, III.Ic.8, PL.(185) 20.1A-D View Whole CVA Plates
    Dietrich, N., Figur ohne Raum? Bäume und Felsen in der attischen Vasenmalerei des 6. und 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr., Image & Context 7 (Berlin, 2010): 149, FIG.123, 170, FIG.144 (A, B)
    Egeler, M., Walküren, Bodbs, Sirenen, Gedanken zur religionsgeschichtlichen Anbindung Nordwesteuropas an den mediterranen Raum (Berlin, 2011): 384, FIG.41 (A, B)
    Ericsson, C.H., Navis Oneraria (Abo, 1984): 65, PL.22 (A)
    Furtwängler, A. and Reichhold, K., Griechische Vasenmalerei (Munich, 1904-32): PL.124 (A, B)
    Genovese, G., Nostoi, tradizioni eroiche e modelli mitici nel meridione d'Italia (Rome, 2009): 277, FIG.111 (A)
    Henle, J., Greek Myths: a Vase Painter's Notebook (Indiana, 1973): 167, FIG.79 (A)
    Hofstetter, E. et al., Vorsicht Lebensgefahr! Sirenen, Nixen, Meerjungfrauen in der Kunst seit der Antike, Katalog einer Ausstellung im Winckelmann-Museum vom 20. Oktober 2013 bis 19. Januar 2014 (Ruhpolding and Mainz, 2013): 28, FIG.18 (COLOUR OF A)
    Hofstetter, E., Sirenen im archaischen und klassischen Griechenland (Würzburg, 1990): PL.27, A178 (A)
    Jovino, M.B., Mitici approdi e paesaggi culturali, la Penisola Sorrentina prima di Roma (Naples 2008): 29, FIG.25 (DRAWING OF A)
    Koch-Harnack, G., Knabenliebe und Tiergeschenke (Berlin, 1893): 226, FIG.111 (B)
    Latacz, J. et al., Homer, Der Mythos von Troia in Dichtung und Kunst (Munich, and Basel 2008): FRONTISPIECE, 171, FIG.1, 427, NO.184 (COLOUR OF A)
    Lear, A., and Cantarella, E., Images of ancient Greek pederasty, Boys were their gods (London and New York, 2008): 153, FIG.4.13A-B (A, B)
    Lefkowitz, M., Greek Gods, Human Lives (New Haven and London, 2003): 98 (A)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: V, PL.299, HIMEROS 1 (B)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VI, PL.632, ODYSSEUS 155 (A)
    Lulof, P. and Rescigno, C. (eds.), Deliciae Fictiles IV, Architectural Terracottas in Ancient Italy, Images of Gods, Monsters and Heroes, Proceedings of the International Conference held in Rome (Museo Nazionale Etusco di Villa Giulia, Royal Netherlands Institute) and Syracuse (Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi), October 21-25, 2009 (Oxford, 2011): 51, FIG.2 (A)
    Minerva, International Review of Ancient Art and Archaeology: 21.3 (MAY/JUNE 2010) 18, FIG.8 (COLOUR OF A)
    Monumenti inediti pubblicati dall'Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (Rome, 1829-91): I, PL.8
    Morford, M. et al., Classical Mythology, International Ninth Edition (Oxford, 2011): 529 (A)
    Morrison, J. & Williams, R., Greek Oared Ships, 900 - 322 BC (Cambridge, 1968): PL.21E (A)
    Morrison, J.S., The Athenian Trireme, The history and reconstruction of an ancient Greek warship, 2nd edn. (Cambridge, 2000): 168, FIG.47 (A)
    Neils, J., Women in the ancient world (London, 2011): 37 (COLOUR OF A)
    Oakley, J., The Greek Vase, Art of the Story Teller (London, 2013): 18, FIG.9E, 90, FIG.29 (COLOUR OF A AND PART OF A)
    Omnibus: 80 (2020) 4, BOTTOM RIGHT (COLOUR OF A)
    Padgett, J. M. (ed.), The Centaur's Smile: The Human Animal in Early Greek Art (Princeton, 2003): 77, FIG.4 (COLOUR OF A)
    Pantheon: 40 (1982) 216, FIG.11 (A,B)
    Pellegrini, E., Eros nella Grecia arcaica e classica, iconografia e iconologia (Rome, 2009): PL.13 (B)
    Perrot, G., Chipiez, C., Histoire de l'art dans l'antiquite, vols. IX-X (Paris, 1911-14): X, 637 (A)
    Pfuhl, E., Malerei und Zeichnung der Griechen (Munich, 1923): FIG.479
    Pollard, J., Birds in Greek Life and Myth (London, 1977): FIG.32 (A)
    Pomey, P. (ed.), La Navigation dans l'Antiquite (Aix en Provence, 1997): 21 BOTTOM (COLOUR OF A)
    Powell, B. Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. The Essential Books (Oxford, 2015): 377, FIG.12.1 (A)
    Rebay-Salisbury, K. et al. (eds.), Body Parts and Bodies Whole, Changing Relations and Meanings (Oxford, 2010): 102, FIG.10.1 (A)
    Reeder, E.D. et al., Pandora, Women in Classical Greece (Baltimore, 1995): 417, NO.137 (COLOUR OF A, B)
    Richter, G., Perspective in Greek and Roman Art (London [1970]): FIG.108 (A)
    Robertson, C., History of Greek Art (Cambridge, 1975): PL.85A (A)
    Robertson, C.M., The art of vase-painting in classical Athens (Cambridge, 1992): 136, FIG.138 (A)
    Schefold, K., Jung, F., Die Sagen von den Argonauten, von Theben und Troia in der klassischen und hellenistischen Kunst (Munich, 1989): 343, FIG.306 (A)
    Shapiro, H.A., Personifications in Greek Art, The Representation of Abstract Concepts 600-400 BC (Zurich, 1993): 112, FIG.63 (A)
    Small, J.P., The Parallel Worlds of Classical Art and Text (Cambridge, 2003): 28, FIG.13 (A)
    Sparkes, B.A., The Red and the Black (London, 1996): 122, FIG.V.6 (A)
    Spathari, E., Sailing through time, the ship in Greek art (Athens, 1995): 105, FIG.121 (COLOUR OF A)
    Steinhart, M., Das Motiv des Auges in der griechischen Bildkunst (Mainz, 1995): PL.37.3 (A)
    Touchefeu-Meynier, O., Themes Odysseens dans l'Art Antique (Paris, 1968): PL.24.3 (A)
    Villing, A. et al., Troy: myth and reality (London, 2019): 116, FIG.98 (COLOUR OF A)
    Woysch-Meautis, D., La representation des animaux et des etres fabuleux sur les funeraires grecs (Lausanne, 1982): 63, FIG.26, 95, FIG.48 (A,B)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 4593
  • LIMC ID: 18477
  • LIMC Web:
  • British Museum Link:
  • CAVI Collection: London E 440.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF stamnos. From Vulci. Siren Painter. First quarter fifth. Ca. 480 (Shapiro).
  • CAVI Subject: A: Odysseus and the Sirens. B: three Erotes flying over the sea (carrying taenia, wreath(?), and a hare, respectively).
  • CAVI Inscriptions: A: above the head of the left siren: hιμεροπα. Starting to right of Odysseus' chin: Ολυσ[σ]ευς. B: to left of the left Eros, retr.: κασος, miswritten for καλος{1}. Above the head of the second Eros: καλος. Above the head of the right Eros (the leader): hιμερος. Under the foot, Gr.: hε [[lig.]] in ligature, with a very short left vertical. See Johnston (1979), 97/11B,vi,25; the same occurs on Louvre G 180, by the same painter{2}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} καλος, Shapiro. {2} Smith, BM Cat. iii, 268, refers to the old cat., pl. B 785, for a picture.
  • CAVI Comments: = 1843.11-3.31. FR notes that the trinity of Erotes is known elsewhere: Berlin 2633 (Pothos, Himeros, Eros); and cf. Skopas.
  • CAVI Number: 4593
  • AVI Bibliography: CIG 4 (1855–77), no. 7697. — Kretschmer (1894), 78 and 147. — FR (1904–32), iii, 23-27, pl. 124. — ARV[2] (1963), 289/1, 1642. — Para. (1971), 355. — Add.[2] (1989), 210 (much bibl.). — H.A. Shapiro, LIMC v (1990), 425, Himeros 1 [[B; invis.]]. — Robertson (1992), 129 and 135, fig. 138 [[invis.]]. — Shapiro (1993), 343/53, 112, fig. 63 (B) [[invis.]].
  • 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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  • Coordinates: 42.421429,11.702499
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 42.419009,11.6298975
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