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6985, ATHENIAN, New York (N.Y.), Metropolitan Museum, 19.192.44

  • Vase Number: 6985
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: AMPHORISKOS
  • Date: -450 to -400
  • Inscriptions: Kalos/Kale: KALOS ADRASTROS
    Named: ORA[N]IA
    Named: [AP]OLL[O]N
  • Decoration: A: ADRASTOS IN CHARIOT
  • Last Recorded Collection: New York (N.Y.), Metropolitan Museum: 19.192.44
  • Publication Record: Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: I, PL.173, ADRASTOS 8 (A)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VI, PL.394, MOUSA, MOUSAI 73 (B)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 5618
  • LIMC ID: 13509
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: New York 19.192.44.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF amphora. From Greece. Unattributed. Last quarter fifth. Ca. 420 (Richter).
  • CAVI Subject: A: Apollo and muses: Apollo seated at left, with his lyre; a standing muse; a seated muse with a wreath. B: Adrastus in a chariot to left.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Inscriptions: Grr. filled with white(1): A: above Apollo's head: [Α]π̣ολλω̣ν̣. Above the standing muse: Ορα[ν]ια̣. B: To left of Adrastus' forehead: Αδραστος. Above the horses' heads, in larger letters which are more widely spaced: κ̣αλος{2}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} D. Feytmans cites a letter from G.M.A. Richter, in which she says that the white in the grooves of the letters is not incrustation; it could be modern, but then why not in all the letters; R. was not quite certain that it is ancient, since there is some white also where there was once the nu of Ourania. A RF cup in Brussels shows the same technique. {2} not necessarily connected with Adrastus.
  • CAVI Comments: Is it certain that the inscriptions are ancient? The white (see below) has mostly disappeared. The name of the seated muse is missing. Three-stroke sigmas in the name of Adrastus; elsewhere they are four-stroke. The only RF representation of Adrastus; Richter connects this with the alliance with Argos in 420. Mixed alphabet.
  • CAVI Number: 5618
  • AVI Bibliography: Richter–Milne (1935), fig. 30. — Richter–Hall (1936), i, 197/157, pl. 156 (photos.; bibl.). — Feytmans (1948), 65 n. 1.
  • 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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