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301738, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, 1856,0512.10

  • Vase Number: 301738
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: AMPHORA, NECK
  • Date: -550 to -500
  • Current Collection: London, British Museum: 1856.5-12.10 (View on British Museum site)
  • Previous Collections:
  • Publication Record: Arrigoni, G., Atalanta e le altre. Series Antiqua (Bergamo, 2019): 128, FIG.1 (A)
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters (Oxford, 1956): 326, 715
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 88
    Chiarini, S., The So-called Nonsense Inscriptions on Ancient Greek Vases. Between Paideia and PaidiĆ” (Leiden, 2018): 62, FIG.9 (COLOUR OF A)
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: LONDON, BRITISH MUSEUM 3, III.He.7, PL.(155) 35.2A-B View Whole CVA Plates
    Counts, D.B. and Tuck, A.S. (eds.), Koine, Mediterranean Studies in honor of R. Ross Holloway (Oxford, 2009): 5, FIG.1.1 (A)
    Gerhard, E., Auserlesene Vasenbilder (Berlin, 1840-58): IV, PL.241.1.3 (COLOUR DRAWING OF A, DRAWING OF B)
    Hesperia: The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens: 81 (2012) 214, FIG.5 (A)
    Jones, M.W., Origins of Classical Architecture: Temples, Orders, and Gifts to the Gods in Ancient Greece (New Haven and London, 2014): 101, FIG.4.21 (COLOUR OF A)
    Korshak, Y., Frontal Faces in Attic Vase Painting of the Archaic Period (Chicago, 1977): 138, FIG.85 (A)
    Shapiro, H.A., Art and Cult under the Tyrants in Athens (Mainz, 1989): PL.29C (A)
    Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum: IV, PL.40.4A (PART OFA)
    Torelli, M., Semainein, Significare, Scritti vari di ermeneutica archeologica, a cura di Angela Sciarma (Pisa and Rome, 2012): 479, FIG.13 (DRAWING OF A)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 4230
  • LIMC ID: 4488
  • LIMC Web:
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  • CAVI Collection: London B 49.
  • CAVI Lemma: BF neck amphora{1}. Unattributed. Third quarter sixth.
  • CAVI Subject: A: sanctuary of a goddess (Artemis or Cybele?); her image in a shrine; a lion above the architrave. B: warrior, and a man leading his horse.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: A: nonsense: to left of the lion, diagonally down: υ(.)ρχ̣σχυτ(λ)στ. [Perhaps to be read retr.] To right of the lion, diagonally down: (.)(ο)τσϝχσ(π)χσϝκ̣(π).
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} special shape: see ABV.
  • CAVI Comments: = 1856.5-12.10. - The identification of the statue with Cybele was maintained by Schefold (1937), 38, and has recently been reiterated by F. Naumann, Die Ikonographie der Kybele in der phrygischen und griechischen Kunst (1983) 117. But Tiverios (1976), 116 n. 357 and independently C. Bauchhenss-Thüriedl, Der Mythos von Telephos (1971) 100 n. 49, have suggested Apollo. Shapiro thinks the vase dates from 540-530 (it is unusual and hard to date) and may commemorate the building of the Temple of Apollo Pythios in Athens, which according to Hsch. was executed by Peisistratus. The inscriptions are arranged as in a pediment. First inscription: the second letter consists of two parallel horizontal strokes; lambda faces left. Second inscription: the first letter is a dot; the second is open at right; the pi's are like Ionic gamma's.
  • CAVI Number: 4230
  • AVI Bibliography: Dörpfeld (1922), 102. — H.B. Walters, CVA London 3, Great Britain 4 (1927), III H e, pl. 35,2a-b. — ABV (1956), 326, 715. — Add.[2] (1989), 88. — Shapiro (1989), 59-60, pl. 29,c (part of 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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