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200441, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, 1837,0609.58

  • Vase Number: 200441
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: CUP
  • Provenance: ITALY, ETRURIA, VULCI
  • Date: -525 to -475
  • Inscriptions: CHACHRYLION
    Inscription: CHAIRE SU
    Signature: CHACHYLION
  • Attributed To: EUPHRONIOS by OHLY-DUMM
  • Current Collection: London, British Museum: E41 (View on British Museum site)
  • Previous Collections:
  • Publication Record: American Journal of Archaeology: 85 (1981) PLS.40-1, FIGS.1, 3, 4 (I,A,B)
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 58.51, 1622
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, 1st ed. (Oxford, 1942): 37.40
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 13.27
    Benndorf, O., Wiener Vorlegeblätter für archäologische Übungen (Vienna, 1888-1890/91): D, PL.7.1
    Buitron-Oliver, D. (ed.), New Perspectives in Early Greek Art (Hanover and London, 1991): 132, FIG.12, 134, FIG.17 (A, I)
    Burn, L. and Glynn, R., Beazley Addenda (Oxford, 1982): 80
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 164
    Cohen, A., Art in the Era of Alexander the Great, Paradigms of Manhood and their Cultural Traditions (Cambridge, 2010): 52, FIG.12 (A)
    Cohen, B., Attic Bilingual Vases (New York, 1978): PL.86.2-3 (A,B)
    Denoyelle, M. (ed.), Euphronios Peintre, Recontres de l'Ecole du Louvre 10 Octobre 1990 (Paris, 1992): 83, FIG.5 (PART OF A)
    Enciclopedia dell'Arte Antica: SUPP. II.2, PL. AT P.609 (COLOUR OF I AND B)
    Hagg, R. (ed.), Ancient Greek Hero Cult, Proceedings of the 5th International Seminar on Ancient Greek Cult (Stockholm, 1999): 102, FIG.2 (B)
    Hesperia: The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens: 80 (2011) 498, FIG.5 (I)
    Hoppin, A., A handbook of Attic red-figured vases signed by or attributed to the various masters of the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. (Cambridge, 1919): I, 156
    J. Paul Getty Museum Journal: 9 (1981)
    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): 263, FIGS.209A-B (I, B)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: I, PL.683, ANTIOPE II 8 (A)
    Meyer, M. and Adornato, G. (eds.), Innovations and Inventions in Athens c. 530 to 470 BCE: Two Crucial Generations. Wiener Forschungen zur Archäologie 18 (Vienna, 2020): FIG.10.1 (COLOUR OF A)
    Morris, S.P., Daidalos and the Origins of Greek Art (Princeton, 1992): FIG.55 (A)
    Murray, A.S., Designs from Greek vases in the British Museum (London, 1894): 9, FIG.26 (I)
    Museo italiano di antichita classica (Florence, 1885-90): III, 276
    Neer, R.T., Style and Politics in Athenian Vase-Painting, The Craft of Democracy, ca.530-460 B.C.E. (Cambridge, 2002): 202, FIG.101 (A)
    Oakley, J., The Greek Vase, Art of the Story Teller (London, 2013): 74, FIG.11 (COLOUR OF A)
    Perrot, G., Chipiez, C., Histoire de l'art dans l'antiquite, vols. IX-X (Paris, 1911-14): X, 383, FIGS.228, 384
    Robertson, C.M., The art of vase-painting in classical Athens (Cambridge, 1992): 23, FIG.17 (A)
    Schefold, K., Götter und Heldensagen der Griechen in der spätarchaischen Kunst (Munich, 1978): FIG.205 (I)
    Servadei, C., La figura di Theseus nella ceramica Attica, Iconografia e iconologia del mito nell' Atene arcaica e classica (Bologna, 2005): 112, FIG.47 (I)
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  • AVI Record Number: 4454
  • LIMC ID: 6642
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  • British Museum Link:
  • CAVI Collection: London E 41.+
  • CAVI Lemma: RF cup{1}. From Vulci. Oltos; very early Euphronios{2}. Cachrylion, potter. Last quarter sixth. Ca. 520. Early (ARV[2]).
  • CAVI Subject: Int.: Theseus and a maiden{3}. A: Theseus and Antiope. B: a man (or youth) and a woman between two boys on horseback{4}.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Int.: from the top of Theseus' head (not from the mouth, which is closed): χαιρε συ{5}. A: [Θεσε]υς, retr. Αντιοπεια. Περιθος, retr. Φορ(β)ας, retr. B: Χαχ[ρ]υλιον εποιεσε[ν]{6}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} the foot is missing, see ARV[2] 1622. {2} Oltos, Beazley; Euphronios, very early, Robertson, Ohly-Dumm. {3} one of the rescued maidens, cf. the victory dance on the François Vase (Beazley, ARV[2]); or Ariadne (Murray, J. Neils in AJA). {4} Theseus and Helen (Neils). {5} often considered a greeting, but in AttScr (1990) I consider it rather the painter's comment. {6} the verb is on the Villa Giulia fr. {7} Euphr. has dotted theta; the photo is not clear: it could be a cartwheel theta. Very small letters; neater than elsewhere for Oltos, but in the early style of Euphronios.
  • CAVI Comments: = 1837.6-9.58. + Villa Giulia (Cats., no. 37). J. Neils' paper: 3 scenes dealing with three loves of Theseus: Int.: Antiope; A: Ariadne (so Murray); B: fragmentary: N. thinks Helen and Theseus. The Int. is influenced by the Eretria pediment where Robertson, Neils agreeing, reads the inscription on the chariot rail as [Θ]εσε[υς]. But Greifenhagen, JBBerlMus 3 (1961) had denied any mythological interpretation, citing Oxford 1927.4065 where the woman on the Int. is a hetaera. Cartwheel theta?{7}.
  • CAVI Number: 4454
  • AVI Bibliography: CIG 4 (1855–77), no. 8231. — C.H. Smith in BM Cat. E (1896), 66 f. (not ill.). — Greifenhagen (1961), 122 n. 10. — ARV[2] (1963), 1577/1 (new fr.: Villa Giulia). — ARV[2] (1963), 58/51, 1622. — Neils (1981a), 177-79, pls. 40-41. — Robertson (1981a), 26 and n. 2, 34 (photo of Villa Giulia fr.). — Add.[2] (1989), 164. — AttScr (1990), no. 337. — Gilotta (1990), 177/37 (ill.; bibl.). — D. Williams (1990), 174/36. — Robertson (1992), 22, fig. 17 (A).
  • 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: 42.421429,11.702499
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 42.419009,11.6298975
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