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216969, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, 1874,0512.1

  • Vase Number: 216969
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: PYXIS
  • Provenance: GREECE, ATHENS
  • Date: -450 to -400
  • Inscriptions: Named: GLAUKE, THALIA, KYMODOKE, KYMOTHEA, GALENE, PONTOMEDEIA, DOSO
  • Attributed To: ERETRIA P by FURTWÄNGLER
  • Decoration: Body: WEDDING PREPARATIONS (DOMESTIC ?), NEREIDS, SOME SEATED, SOME WITH BOXES AND ALABASTRON, ONE WITH NECKLACE, ONE WITH SPRIG, ONE WITH TORCH, ALL NAMED, PYXIS ON CHEST, LOUTROPHOROS, SPRIGS IN LEBES, DOORS, MIRRORS SUSPENDED
  • Current Collection: London, British Museum: 1874.5-12.1
  • Previous Collections:
  • Publication Record: Antike Kunst: 49 (2006) PL.10.1-2 (BD, PART)
    Auberger, J., Manger en Grece classique, La nourriture, ses plaisirs et ses constraintes (Quebec, 2010): 34 (PARTS)
    Barringer, J.M., Divine Escorts, Nereids in Archaic and Classical Greek Art (Ann Arbor, 1995): PL.130 (DRAWING)
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1250.32
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 429.2
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 469
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases, The Classical Period (London, 1989): FIG.234 (DRAWING)
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 354
    Cavalier, O. (ed.), Silence et Fureur, La femme et le marriage en Grece, Les antiquites grecques du Musee Calvet (Avignon, ca.1997): 252-253, FIG.98, A, B (BD)
    Classical Antiquity: 21 (2002) FIG.11C AT 379 (PART)
    Dumont, A. and Chaplain, J., Les ceramiques de la Grece propre (Paris, 1888): PL.9
    Furtwängler, A. and Reichhold, K., Griechische Vasenmalerei (Munich, 1904-32): PL.57.3 (BD)
    Harich-Schwarzbauer, H. and Späth, T. (eds.), Gender Studies in den Altertumswissenschaften. Räume und Geschlechter in der Antike (Trier, 2005): 104, FIG.10 (DRAWING OF BD)
    Heinen, H. (ed.), Kindersklaven - Sklavenkinder, Schicksale zwischen Zuneigung und Ausbeutung in der Antike und im interkulturellen Vergleich, Beiträge zur Tagung des Akademievorhabens Forschungen zur antiken Sklaverei, Mainz, 14. Oktober 2008 (Stuttgart, 2012): PL.9, FIG.14 (PART)
    Kéi, N., L'esthétique des fleurs, kosmos, poikilia et kharis dans la céramique attique du VIe et du Ve siècle av. n. ère, ICON 22 (Berlin and Boston, 2022): 191, FIG.145 (DRAWING OF BD)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: IV, PL.159, GLAUKE I, 5 (PART); PL.74, GALENE I, 4 (PART)
    Lezzi-Hafter, A., Der Eretria-Maler, Werke und Weggefährten (Mainz, 1988): 9, FIG.1E (DRAWING OF PART), 244, FIG.84B (PROFILE), PLS.163A, 164, NO.253
    Mösch-Klingele, R., Die loutrophoros im Hochzeits- und Begräbnisritual des 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. in Athen, Echo 6 (Berne, 2006): FIG.32 (BD)
    Numismatica e Antichita Classiche, Quaderni Ticinesi: 19 (1990) 48, PL.2.4 (PART)
    Oakley, J.H. et al., Athenian Potters and Painters, The Conference Proceedings (Oxford, 1997): 119, FIG.17 (DRAWING OF PART OF BD)
    Oakley, J.H., and Sinos, R.H., The wedding in ancient Athens (Madison, 1993): 68, FIGS.32-35 (PARTS)
    Revue du Louvre: 2 (2001) 35, FIG.5 (PART OF BD)
    Robson, J., Sex and sexuality in Classical Athens (Edinburgh, 2013): 245, FIG.2 (PART OF BD)
    Schmidt, S., Rhetorische Bilder auf attischen Vasen, Visuelle Kommunikation im 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. (Berlin, 2005): 104, FIG.50 (BD)
    Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum: V, PL.25.107 (PART OF BD)
  • AVI Web: https://www.avi.unibas.ch/DB/searchform.html?ID=4822
  • AVI Record Number: 4650
  • LIMC ID: 9604
  • LIMC Web: http://ark.dasch.swiss/ark:/72163/080e-742ba5a2ce199-3
  • British Museum Link: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/G_1874-0512-1
  • CAVI Collection: London E 774.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF pyxis{1}. From Athens. Eretria Painter. Third quarter fifth. Ca. 430.
  • CAVI Subject: Body: Wedding preparations: seven Nereids and a little girl (servant tying a seated Nereid's (Kymothea's) sandal); at left, a closed door and in front two lebetes on stands{2}.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Body: above the head of the first Nereid: Ποντ̣ομεδεια{3}. Δοσω. Γλαυκε. Θαλει̣α. Κυμοδ̣ο̣κ[ε]. The sixth figure (the servant girl) has no preserved inscription. Κυμοθεα. Γαλενε.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} the lid is alien. {2} O. and S. consider both Thaleia and Kymothea as brides; the vase plays with the double meaning of nymphe. {3} the sketch in the cat., and the ph. pl. 154,b, show the tau to be incomplete, although this is not indicated in fig. 1,e.
  • CAVI Comments: All figures except the servant girl are inscribed. L.-H. 249: the subject are the Epaulia, when the women are in the courtyard, hence the closed door. The lebetes show that the subject is related to weddings. Mixed alphabet. Ionic lambda; Attic sigma.
  • CAVI Number: 4650
  • AVI Bibliography: Kretschmer (1894), 201/13. — C.H. Smith in BM Cat. E (1896), 366. — FR (1904–32), i, 289-90, pl. 57,3 (dr.). — Caskey (1939), 75, fig. 3 (dr.). — ARV[2] (1963), 1250/32. — Thimme (1964), pl. 7,4 (dr.). — Para. (1971), 469. — Etienne-Germeau (1976), pls. 33 and 44,a-c. — Branigan–Vickers (1982), 182-83 (detail, in color). — Lezzi-Hafter (1988), 9, fig. 1,e (dr. of Pontomedeia), 248-50, 346/253, pls. 163,a and 164 (164 shows some inscriptions). — Add.[2] (1989), 354. — Boardman (1989), fig. 234 (shows some inscriptions; dr. after FR, pl. 57,3). — AttScr (1990), no. 797. — Oakley–Sinos (1993), 19, figs. 32-35 (show inscriptions, small).
  • 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 DRAWING: 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.
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