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203923, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, 1848,0619.7

  • Vase Number: 203923
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: CUP B
  • Provenance: ITALY, ETRURIA, VULCI
  • Date: -500 to -450
  • Inscriptions: DIPHILOS
    Inscription: KALE
    Kalos/Kale: PHILON KALOS
    Transcription: PHILIPPOS, PHILON
  • Attributed To: BRYGOS P by DUEMMLER
  • Current Collection: London, British Museum: E68 (View on British Museum site)
  • Previous Collections:
  • Publication Record: Antike Kunst: 13 (1970) PL.24.7 (PART OF A)
    Antike Welt: 1988, SONDERNUMMER, 14, FIG.23 (I)
    Archaeology: SEPT/OCT 1990, 33 (I)
    Atti e Memorie della Societa Magna Grecia: NS 9-10 (1968-69) PL.17 (B)
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1574
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 371.24, 1649
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, 1st ed. (Oxford, 1942): 247.21
    Beazley, J.D., Attic red-figured Vases in American Museums (Cambridge, 1918): 93, FIG.61 (DETAIL OF A)
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 177.18
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 365, 367
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases (London, 1975): FIG.253 (I,A,B), 136, HEAD DETAILS 4
    Boardman, J., Griffin, J. and Murray, O., Oxford History of the Classical World (Oxford, 1986): 225 (A)
    Boardman, J., and LaRocca, E., Eros in Greece (London, 1978): 63 (COLOUR OF I)
    Brule, P., Women of Ancient Greece (Edinburgh, 2003): 189 (I)
    Burn, L. and Glynn, R., Beazley Addenda (Oxford, 1982): 111
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 225
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: LONDON, BRITISH MUSEUM 9, 55-56, FIG.10D, PLS.(834-835) 58.A-B, 59.A-D
    Duby, G., Perrot, M. (eds.), Histoire des femmes (Plon, 1991): 236-237, FIG.52 (A, B)
    Farmakovski, Vazovaya Zhivopiskyeya Otnoshenie k Monumentalnomu Iskusstvu v Epokhu Neprosredstvenno poslye Greko-Peridskikh Voin: I, 226 (A, B)
    Filser, W., Die Elite Athens auf der attischen Luxuskeramik, Image & Context 16 (Berlin, Munich, Boston, 2017): 91-92, PLS.3A-B (COLOUR OF A, B)
    Garcia Lopez, J. et al. (eds.), La musica en la Antigua Grecia (Murcia, 2012): 497, FIG.7 (I)
    Giudice, E. and Giudice, G. (eds.), Studi Miscellanei di Ceramografia Greca V (Catania, 2019): 202, PL.5.10B (I)
    Hagenow, G., Aus dem Weingarten der Antike (Mainz, 1982): 38, 41, FIGS.13, 15 (A,B)
    Hartwig, P., Die griechischen Meisterschalen (Stuttgart, 1893): PLS.35.1, 34
    Henig, M. and Plantzos, D. (eds.), Classicism to Neo-classicism, Essays dedicated to Gertrud Seidmann (Oxford, 1999): 124, FIGS.8-9 (A, B)
    Hofkes-Brukker, C., Frühgriechische Gruppenbildung (Leiden, 1935): PL.12 (A)
    Hubbard, T.K. (ed.), A companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (Malden, 2014): 201, FIG.12.1 (A)
    Jahn, O., Über Darstellungen griechischer Dichter auf Vasenbildern (Leipzig, 1861): PL.7
    Keuls, E., The Reign of the Phallus (New York, 1985): 171, FIG.146 (I)
    Kilmer, M.F., Greek Erotica on Attic Red-Figure Vases (London, 1993): PL. AT P.146, R514 (A, B, I)
    L'Antiquité classique: 40 (1971) PL.4 (A,B)
    Marcade, J., Eros Kalos (Geneva, 1962): 72-73 (I)
    Marconi, C., Selinunte, le metope dell'Heraion (Modena, 1994): 278, FIG.133 (A)
    Murray, A.S., Designs from Greek vases in the British Museum (London, 1894): FIG.46 (I)
    Murray, O. (ed.), Sympotica, A Symposium on the Symposium (Oxford, 1990): PL.11A-B (A, B)
    Neils, J., Women in the ancient world (London, 2011): 110 (COLOUR OF I)
    Nevett, L.C., Domestic Space in Classical Antiquity (Cambridge, 2010): 59, PL.3.2 (A)
    Perrot, G., Chipiez, C., Histoire de l'art dans l'antiquite, vols. IX-X (Paris, 1911-14): X, 619 (A)
    Peschel, I., Die Hetäre bei Symposium und Komos in der attisch rotfigurigen Malerei des 6.-4. Jhs. v.Chr. (Frankfurt, 1987): PLS.60-62 (A, B, I)
    Pfuhl, E., Malerei und Zeichnung der Griechen (Munich, 1923): FIG.432 (I)
    Reinsberg, C., Ehe, Hetärentum und Knabenliebe im antiken Griechenland (Munich, 1989): 95, FIG.40 (I)
    Robertson, C.M., The art of vase-painting in classical Athens (Cambridge, 1992): 97, FIG.91 (I)
    Robson, J., Sex and sexuality in Classical Athens (Edinburgh, 2013): 263, FIGS.21-22 (A, B)
    Sansone, D., Ancient Greek Civilization, 2nd edition (Oxford, 2009): 89, FIG.26 (A, B)
    Stuttard, D., Power Games, Ritual and Rivalry at the Ancient Greek Olympics (London, 2012): 132-133, FIG.48 (COLOUR OF B)
    Sweet, W.E., Sport and Recreation in Ancient Greece, A Source Book with Translations (Oxford, 1987): 207, PL.79 (A)
    Vout, C., Sex on show, Seeing the erotic in Greece and Rome (London, 2013): 94, FIG.73 (COLOUR OF I)
    Wegner, M., Brygosmaler (Berlin, 1973): PLS.8, 27C, 36E (I,B, PARTS)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 4475
  • British Museum Link:
  • CAVI Collection: London E 68.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF cup. From Vulci. Brygos Painter. Brygos, potter. First quarter fifth. 490-480. Ca. 490 (Williams).
  • CAVI Subject: Symposium: Int.: a youth reclining and a girl dancing. A: two youths, man and two girls. B: man, two youths, boy and two girls.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Int.: to right of the girl's head: Καλλιστο. A: above the group at left (referring to the standing youth with a lyre): Πιλον. Above the head of a seated woman: καλος, for Φιλον καλος. Above the scene: Πιλιπος, retr., for Φιλιπ[π]ος. The girls are not named. On the cup held by a seated woman, in BG: καλε. Above the head of a reclining youth: Δεμονικος. The bearded man: Αριστοκρατες. B: to right of the head of a young oinochoos at left by a column: hο παις καλος. Above a bearded man reclining in the center: Διπιλος. Further to right: καλος, for Διφιλος καλος. Above and to right of a seated girl's head: Nικοπιλε. To right of a reclining youth's head: καλε, for Nικοφιλε καλε.
  • CAVI Comments: The letters are variable, e.g. the kappas. Tailed rho. For the "psilosis" see Hartwig (1893), 320-21; also Cambitoglou 11, with my suggestion in n. 37 that the figures are thought to be drunk; further AttScr (1990), 88 and Williams, CVA, p. 56. Kretschmer deduced that [the] Brygos [Painter] was a foreigner, and this is accepted by Cambitoglou. The same misspelling occurs on Florence 3949, ARV[2] 376/90 [[= 3562]], but not on other vases. "Tag-kalos," ARV[2] 1606. Kallisto as the name of a hetaera: Aelian, Var. Hist. 13,32. For Nikophile, see Peschel 184.
  • CAVI Number: 4475
  • AVI Bibliography: CIG 4 (1855–77), no. 8076b. — Kretschmer (1894), 81 (wrong number) and 154. — C.H. Smith in BM Cat. E (1896), 91-93 (not ill.). — Blösch (1940), 134/4. — Lang (1949), 117-18, and n. 11. — ARV[2] (1963), 371/24, 1606, 1649. — Cambitoglou (1968), 10-11, pl. 2,1,3-4. — Para. (1971), 365, 367. — Wegner (1973), pls. 8, 27c, 36e. — Peschel (1987), 101-104, figs. 62 (Int.), 60-61 (A, B). — Add.[2] (1989), 225 (much bibl.). — AttScr (1990), no. 548. — O. Murray (1990), pl. 11,a-b (A, B). — Robertson (1992), 91, 96-97. — D. Williams, CVA London 9, Great Britain 17 (1993), 55/43, pls. 58-59, fig. 10,d (profile).
  • 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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