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200116, ATHENIAN, Paris, Vicomte Beugnot, Paris, Musée du Louvre, G42

  • Vase Number: 200116
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: AMPHORA, BELLY, TYPE A
  • Provenance: ITALY, ETRURIA, VULCI
  • Date: -550 to -500
  • Inscriptions: CHARES
  • Attributed To: PHINTIAS by JONES
  • Current Collection: Paris, Musée du Louvre: G42
  • Previous Collections:
    • Paris, Vicomte Beugnot
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 23.1, 1620
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, 1st ed. (Oxford, 1942): 22.1
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 57.3
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 323
    Beck, F., Album of Greek Education (Sydney, 1975): PL.35.189
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases (London, 1975): FIG.41.1,2 (A, PART OF B)
    Bollettino d'Arte: 115 (2001) 17, FIG.38 (DRAWING OF A)
    Boulter, C. (ed.), Greek Art, Archaic into Classical (Leiden, 1985): PL.90 (A)
    Bruxelles, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Hommes et Dieux de la Grece Antique (1.10-2.12.1982): 228, NO.143 (A,B)
    Burn, L. and Glynn, R., Beazley Addenda (Oxford, 1982): 75
    Carpenter, T.H., Art and Myth in Ancient Greece (London, 1991): FIG.47 (A)
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 154
    Charbonneaux, J., Martin, R., and Villard, F., Archaic Greek Art (London, 1971): 329, FIG.378 (A)
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: PARIS, LOUVRE 5, III.IC.18, III.IC.19, PL.(366) 28.2-3.5-8 View Whole CVA Plates
    Denoyelle, M. (ed.), Euphronios Peintre, Recontres de l'Ecole du Louvre 10 Octobre 1990 (Paris, 1992): 39, FIG.5, 68, FIG.12 (B, PART OF B)
    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.70 (A)
    Filser, W., Die Elite Athens auf der attischen Luxuskeramik, Image & Context 16 (Berlin, Munich, Boston, 2017): 315, FIG.170 (B)
    Folsom, R., Attic Red-Figured Pottery (Parkridge, 1976): PL.6 (A)
    Furtwängler, A. and Reichhold, K., Griechische Vasenmalerei (Munich, 1904-32): PL.112 (A, B), II, 276
    Gardiner, N., Athletics of the Ancient World (Oxford, 1930): FIG.123 (B)
    Gerhard, E., Auserlesene Vasenbilder (Berlin, 1840-58): I, PL.22 (COLOUR DRAWINGS OF A AND B)
    Hoppin, J.C., Euthymides and his fellows (Cambridge, 1917): 125, PL.31
    Journal of Hellenic Studies: 116 (1996) PL.1 (A, B)
    Jüthner, J., Die athletischen Leibesübungen der Griechen, II (Vienna, 1968): PL.79A (B)
    Kaltsas N. (ed.), Agon, Exhibition catalogue (Athens, 2004): 189, NO.78 (COLOUR OF B)
    Lenormant, C. and de Witte, J., Elite des monuments ceramographiques (1837-61): II, PL.56 (COLOUR DRAWING OF A)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: II, PL.275, APOLLON 1069 (A)
    Lissarrague, F., Greek Vases, The Athenians and their Images (2001): 65-67, FIGS.53-55 (COLOUR OF B AND PART OF B, DRAWING OF A)
    Neer, R.T., Style and Politics in Athenian Vase-Painting, The Craft of Democracy, ca.530-460 B.C.E. (Cambridge, 2002): 50, 107, FIGS.16, 49 (PART OF B, B)
    Neils, J. and Oakley, J.H. (eds.), Coming of Age in Ancient Greece, Images of Childhood from the Classical Past (New Haven, 2003): 117, FIG.4 (A)
    Osborne, R., Classical Landscape with Figures, The Ancient Greek City and its Countryside (London, 1987): 110-111, FIG.37 (A, B)
    Osborne, R., The Transformation of Athens Painted Pottery and the Creation of Classical Greece (Princeton and Oxford, 2018): 4, FIG.1.1, 65, FIG.3.5 (A, B)
    Pfuhl, E., Malerei und Zeichnung der Griechen (Munich, 1923): FIG.383 (B)
    Platt, V. and Squire, M. (eds.), The Frame in Classical Art: A Cultural History (Cambridge, 2017): 128, FIG.2.4 (A)
    Revue Archeologique: 2015.2, 282, FIG.55 (PART OF A)
    Rivista di Archeologia: 19 (1995) FIG.4 (A)
    Schefold, K., Götter und Heldensagen der Griechen in der spätarchaischen Kunst (Munich, 1978): FIG.82 (A)
    Seltman, C.T., Attic vase-painting (Cambridge, 1933): PL.15 (PART OF B)
    Tzachou-Alexandri, O., Mind and Body: Athletic Contests in Ancient Greece (Athens, 1988): 257, NO.149 (B)
    Tölle-Kastenbein, R., Pfeil und Bogen im antiken Griechenland (Bochum, 1980): 167, PL.55B (PART OF A)
    Valavanis, P., Games and sanctuaries in ancient Greece: Olympia, Delphi, Isthmia, Nemea, Athens (Los Angeles, 2004): 423, FIG.610 (COLOUR OF B)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 6417
  • LIMC ID: 519
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Paris, Louvre G 42.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF amphora. From Vulci. Phintias. Last quarter sixth. 510-500.
  • CAVI Subject: A: Apollo and Tityos. B: athletes.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: A: to left of Apollo's back: χαιρε. Above his head: καιρε, for χαιρε. To right of his body: Α(π)ολλον. To right of Leto's lower body: {λ}Λετους{1}. Above Artemis' raised hand: χα(ι)ρε{2}. To Artemis' lower right, below her elbow: [Αρτε]μ̣ιδο(ς)(3)(?). B: To right of a bearded man's body: Σοτινος. Above the head of a discus thrower: Σοστρατος. Further to right, by a bearded athlete on the far right: (κ)(α)λος{4}. By the middle of a discus thrower, not facing him: Χαρες, retr. To right of the body of a javelin thrower: Δεμοστρατε(5) and between his legs: χαι(ρ)ε{6}. To the lower left of (the above-mentioned) bearded athlete: Σοσια̣ς̣, retr.{7}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} the first lambda upside down: the painter started the inscripton retr., which would have faced the figure. {2} the iota resembles an Ionic gamma. {3} this is an old reading proposed by Jahn and Panofka in the form [Αρτε]μ̣ιδος, although Jahn later recanted. F. Hauser in FR and CVA read Αιδος, with de Witte (the vase being intact here), which Hauser considers an error, while Kretschmer thought it deliberate. But I think the painter forgot to write the beginning of the name, which would have come above the elbow: this may imply a model. However, the first extant letter is drawn as a high-kicker by Reichhold. Threatte (1996), 211, also reads Αἰδος. {4} FR, pl. 112; not in their text or in CVA. Beazley takes this together with Sostratos. {5} the last six letters are upside down, i.e., retr. {6} Beazley connects the two words, as I think they should be connected. "Gruss an den abwesenden D.," Hauser. But I now rather think that Demostratos is the javelin thrower, while Sostratos is a kalos-name and thus not present. Differently, AttScr. {7} so Beazley; not given as retr. in FR.
  • CAVI Comments: Cairns, p. 152 n. 8 gives complete readings of A and B. A: he thinks the three χαιρε are not related to the scene. B: Sotinos and Sosias are the two older spectators; καλος goes with Sostratos, and Demostratos is being greeted. It is unclear whether the discus thrower is Sostratos or Chares, the acontist Chares or Demostratos; but neither the kalos nor the chaire inscriptions need refer to the figures depicted. Cairns also returns to the old reading Αιδος and with some hesitation prefers the interpretation of O. Waser in Roscher (1884–1937), v, 1043, s.v. ...., that makes Λετους αιδος the title of the picture. Leto's modesty is shown by her attempt to veil herself. Cairns finds it difficult to attribute Αιδως as a cult epithet to Artemis (JHS, p. 156).
  • CAVI Number: 6417
  • AVI Bibliography: CIG 4 (1855–77), no. 7421. — Kretschmer (1894), 197. — FR (1904–32), ii, 273-76, pl. 112. — E. Pottier, CVA Louvre 5, France 8 (1928), III I c, pl. 28,2-3 and 5-8. — Beazley (1941), 593. — Blösch (1951), 31, Eukleo Class, B. — Arias–Hirmer–Shefton (1962), pls. 90-91. — ARV[2] (1963), 23/1 (much bibl.), 1620. — Para. (1971), 323. — Add.[2] (1989), 154 (much bibl.). — AttScr (1990), no. 385. — Louvre (1990), 243/62 (ill.). — Cf. Cairns (1993), 319 n. 203. — Cairns (1996), 152-58, pl. 1 (A, B) (full bibl.).
  • 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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  • Pleiades Coordinates: 42.419009,11.6298975
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