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213658, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, 1899.7-21.5

  • Vase Number: 213658
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: DINOS
  • Provenance: ITALY, SICILY, AGRIGENTO
  • Date: -475 to -425
  • Inscriptions: Named: AKAMAS, STHE[NELOS], MEGAREUS, [PE]RITHOS, THESEUS, HIPPO[LY]TE, PHORBAS
  • Attributed To: POLYGNOTOS, GROUP OF by BEAZLEY
  • Decoration: Body: AMAZONOMACHY, AMAZONS, SOME ON HORSEBACK, SOME IN PATTERNED SUITS, SOME FALLING (SOME NAMED, ANDROMACHE, HIPPOLYTE), WARRIORS (DEVICE, ?, BOAR) SOME FALLING (SOME NAMED, PERITHOOS, THESEUS)
  • Last Recorded Collection: London, British Museum: 1899,0721.5 (View on British Museum site)
  • Previous Collections:
    • London, British Museum: 1899.7-21.5
  • Publication Record: Arrington, N.T., Ashes, Images and Memories, The Presence of the War Dead in Fifth-Century Athens (Oxford, 2015): 191, FIG.9.2 (PART)
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1052.29
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases, The Classical Period (London, 1989): FIG.159 (DRAWING)
    Bol, R., Amazones Volneratae: Untersuchungen zu den Ephesischen Amazonenstatuen (Frankfurt, 1998): PL.146A (DRAWING)
    Braccesi, L. et al., Veder Greco, le necropoli di Agrigento, mostra internazionale, Agrigento, 2. maggio - 31. luglio 1988 (Rome, 1988): 188-189, NO.54
    Burn, L. and Glynn, R., Beazley Addenda (Oxford, 1982): 157
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 322
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: LONDON, BRITISH MUSEUM 6, III.I.C.11, PL.(378) 103.1A-D View Whole CVA Plates
    Ellinghaus, C., Die Parthenonskulpturen, Der Bauschmuck eines öffentlichen Monumentes der demokratischen Gesellschaft Athens zur Zeit des Perikles, Techniken in der bildenden Kunst zur Tradierung von Aussagen (Hamburg, 2011): FIG.12 (DRAWING OF PART OF BD)
    Furtwängler, A. and Reichhold, K., Griechische Vasenmalerei (Munich, 1904-32): PL.58 (BD)
    Gerhard, E., Auserlesene Vasenbilder (Berlin, 1840-58): IV, PLS.329-330 (COLOUR DRAWINGS)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VI, PL.204, MEGAREUS 1 (PART)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VII, PL.174, PEIRITHOS 23 (PART)
    Matheson, S.B., Polygnotos and Vase Painting in Classical Athens (Madison, 1995): 165-168, PLS.143A-D
    Muth, S., Gewalt im Bild, Das Phänomen der medialen Gewalt im Athen des 6. und 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. (Berlin, 2008): 384, FIG.272 (DRAWINGS OF BD)
    Oakley, J., The Greek Vase, Art of the Story Teller (London, 2013): 74, FIG.12 (COLOUR OF PART)
    Schefold, K. and Jung, F., Die Urkönige, Perseus, Bellerophon, Herakles und Theseus in der klassischen und hellenistischen Kunst (Munich, 1988): 283-284, FIGS.332-333
    Smith, T.J. and Plantzos, D. (eds.), A Companion to Greek Art (Malden, 2012): II, 430, FIG.21.4 (PART OF BD)
  • AVI Web: https://www.avi.unibas.ch/DB/searchform.html?ID=4881
  • AVI Record Number: 4706
  • LIMC ID: 6658
  • LIMC Web: http://ark.dasch.swiss/ark:/72163/080e-7401e6ad31291-c
  • British Museum Link: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/G_1899-0721-5
  • CAVI Collection: London 99.7-21.5.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF dinos. From Agrigento. Group of Polygnotos. Third quarter fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: Theseus and the Amazons{1}.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: To right of one head: [Πε]ριθος. Similarly: Θεσε̣υς. Above the figure: Α[νδ]ρομα[χε]{2}. To left of an Amazon's horse, retr.: hιππο[λυ](τ)ε{3}. To right of another hero, retr.: Ακαμας. To left of an Amazon's head: [---]ο̣ε{4}. Similarly for another: [--]α[---]. Above a fallen Greek: Μεγαρευς{5}. To right of the rightmost hero's head: Σθε[ν]ε[λος]{6}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} Beazley compares Madrid 11,013. {2} so CVA and FR; Bothmer gives the name as completely extant, probably rightly. {3} so FR; CVA has hιππολ[υτ]ε, Bothmer has hιππο[λυ]τε. {4} so Reichhold's dr.; the text has [---]ε. {5} FR interprets this as Μελα[ν]ευς, which is surely wrong; FR says that Melaneus and Sthenelos are free inventions, but Sthenelos can be an Argive name. {6} so FR; CVA and Bothmer have Σθε[νελος].
  • CAVI Comments: Attic with four-stroke sigma (once). Megareus here as ally of Athens?
  • CAVI Number: 4706
  • AVI Bibliography: Walters (1899), 392. — FR (1904–32), i, 292-95, pl. 58 (dr.). — ARV[2] (1963), 1052/29. — Add.[2] (1989), 322. — Matheson (1995), 164, 452/PGU34, pl. 143A-D (all).
  • CAVI / AVI Data from Henry Immerwahr's Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions (CAVI), updated by Rudoph Wachter's Attic Vase Inscriptions (AVI)
  • Image Credits: FURTWANGLER-REICHHOLD DRAWINGS: Please consult with Williams College Special Collections staff and Williams College Visual Resources Center staff, regarding questions about publishing and accessing materials from Williams College Special Collections. Researchers are responsible for handling any copyright issues that may be associated with collections and materials.
  • Pleiades URI: https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/462086
  • Coordinates: 37.311199,13.576784
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 37.290594,13.585475
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