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220603, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, 1887,0801.46

  • Vase Number: 220603
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Sub Technique: ADDED COLOUR
  • Shape Name: LEKYTHOS, SQUAT
  • Provenance: CYPRUS, MARION
  • Date: -450 to -400
  • Inscriptions: Named: AINEAS, ATHENA, OIDIPOS, APOLLON, KASTOR, POLYDEUKES
  • Attributed To: Manner of MEIDIAS P by BEAZLEY
  • Decoration: Body: OEDIPUS KILLING THE SPHINX, APOLLO SEATED WITH LAUREL STAFF, ATHENA, DEVICE, LAUREL WREATH, YOUTHS WITH SPEARS, ONE SEATED, SOME IN BOOTS, ONE IN CHLAMYS, ALL NAMED, AINEIAS, KASTOR, POLYDEUKES
  • Current Collection: London, British Museum: E696
  • Previous Collections:
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1325.49
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 461.21
    Benndorf, O., Griechische und sicilische Vasenbilder (Berlin, 1883): 1889, PL.9.9
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases, The Classical Period (London, 1989): FIG.303
    Burn, L., The Meidias Painter (Oxford, 1987): PL.32
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 364
    Journal of Hellenic Studies: 8 (1887) PL.81
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: SUPPLEMENTUM 1, PL.54, ATHENA ADD.64 (PART)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VII, PL.13, OIDIPOUS 77 (PART)
    Padgett, J. M. (ed.), The Centaur's Smile: The Human Animal in Early Greek Art (Princeton, 2003): 83, FIG.9 (COLOUR OF PART OF BD)
    Petit, T., Oedipe et le Cherubin, Les sphinx levantins, cypriotes et grecs comme gardiens d'Immortalite (Fribourg, 2011): FIG.182 (PART OF BD)
  • AVI Web: https://www.avi.unibas.ch/DB/searchform.html?ID=4809
  • AVI Record Number: 4637
  • LIMC ID: 8330
  • LIMC Web: http://ark.dasch.swiss/ark:/72163/080e-7419a223c7bfd-e
  • British Museum Link: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/G_1887-0801-46
  • CAVI Collection: London E 696.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF squat lekythos. From Marion (Cyprus). Manner of Meidias Painter. Late fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: In the center, Oedipus, before an Ionic column, slaying the sphinx; at left, Aeneas, a tree, and Athena; at right, higher, Apollo seated, Castor and Pollux.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Most inscriptions above the heads: Αινεας. Αθηνα{1}. Οιδι^πος{2}. Beside Apollo's head: Απολλων. Καστωρ. Πολυδευκης.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} see Threatte (1980), 272. {2} on either side of the column. C. Smith wrongly read Οιδιπους (Beazley in AJA).
  • CAVI Comments: Oedipus slays the sphinx with his spear (an alternate version); Burn thinks the scene is atticized because of the presence of Athena, whence Oedipus is more militant, like Theseus.
  • CAVI Number: 4637
  • AVI Bibliography: C.H. Smith in BM Cat. E (1896), 344-45. — Beazley (1950), 311 n. 2. — ARV[2] (1963), 1325/49. — Burn (1987), 47-48, 111/MM 78, pl. 32,a-c. — Add.[2] (1989), 364.
  • CAVI / AVI Data from Henry Immerwahr's Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions (CAVI), updated by Rudoph Wachter's Attic Vase Inscriptions (AVI)
  • Pleiades URI: https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/707574
  • Coordinates: 35.0375003814697,32.4333324432373
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 35.037245,32.436032
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