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837, ATHENIAN, Boston (MA), Museum of Fine Arts, 98.922

  • Vase Number: 837
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: LEKYTHOS
  • Provenance: GREECE, CORINTH
  • Date: -525 to -475
  • Attributed To: Companion of DIOSPHOS P by HASPELS
    Companion of SAPPHO P by HASPELS
  • Last Recorded Collection: Boston (MA), Museum of Fine Arts: 98.922
  • Publication Record: Caskey, L.D., Geometry of Greek Vases (Boston, 1922): 211, NO.165 (PROFILE)
    Haspels, C.H.E., Attic Black-figured Lekythoi (Paris, 1936): 230.2, PL.40.4A-B
    Hesperia: The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens: 43 (1974), PL.9OB (PART)
    Oakley, J.H. and Palagia, O. (eds.), Athenian Potters and Painters, Volume II (Oxford, 2010): 141, FIG.10 (BD)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 2668
  • LIMC ID: 30596
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Boston 98.922.
  • CAVI Lemma: BF lekythos. Companion of Sappho Painter and Diosphos Painter (Haspels). Early fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: Goddess mounting a chariot, with Hermes.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: To left of the goddess' head and back: hο παις, retr.{1}. To right of her face: (κ)αλος. Around the fronts of the horses: εμοι δοκει. I.e.: hο παις καλος εμοι δοκει.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} alpha and sigma are not retr.
  • CAVI Comments: Haspels attributes to the same hand as New York 08.258.30 and Lost (Once Gallatin) [i.e. the Kephisophon Painter], but Beazley does not mention it. The kappa has an extra line: is it written over another letter, i.e. a correction?
  • CAVI Number: 2668
  • AVI Bibliography: Haspels (1936), 117, 230/2 (inscription), pl. 40,4a-b (both show inscriptions).
  • 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: 37.9333,22.9167
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 37.8980016198,22.8999795422
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