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9017834, ATHENIAN, Reggio Calabria, Museo Nazionale

  • Vase Number: 9017834
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: PYXIS, FRAGMENTS
  • Provenance: ITALY, LOCRI
  • Date: -475 to -425
  • Decoration: Body: BIRTH OF HELEN FROM EGG ON ALTAR, WOMEN, SOME FLEEING
  • Last Recorded Collection: Reggio Calabria, Museo Nazionale
  • Publication Record: Comella, A and Mele, S. (eds.), Depositi votivi e culti dell'Italia antica dall'eta arcaica a quella tardo-republicana (Bari, 2005): 705, PL.1C (DRAWING)
    Giudice E. and Giudice, G. (eds.), Studi miscellanei di ceramografia Greca III (Catania, 2017): 35, PL.2, FIG.4 (DRAWING)
    Immerwahr, H., A Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions, Preliminary Edition (1998): 6882
  • AVI Web: https://www.avi.unibas.ch/DB/searchform.html?ID=7131
  • AVI Record Number: 6882
  • CAVI Collection: Reggio Calabria, Museo Nazionale.
  • CAVI Lemma: Frs. of RF pyxis. From Locris. Unattributed. Mid-fifth. "Little later, if at all, than 450" (Beazley).
  • CAVI Subject: Fr. 1: an altar with the child Helen crawling out of an egg shell; at right, legs of a draped woman (Leda). Fr. 2: an open hand extended to right; head and shoulders of a woman (perhaps parts of fleeing women, from the left-hand portion of the scene).
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Fr. 2: between the head and the woman's shoulders: καλον.
  • CAVI Comments: 2 frs. The only representation of Helen actually emerging from the egg (Beazley). Could καλον refer to the egg, or is the last letter a sideways sigma?
  • CAVI Number: 6882
  • AVI Bibliography: CB (1931–63), iii, 72 (mention).
  • CAVI / AVI Data from Henry Immerwahr's Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions (CAVI), updated by Rudoph Wachter's Attic Vase Inscriptions (AVI)
  • Pleiades URI: https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/452369
  • Coordinates: 38.233589,16.263651
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 38.2262955,16.2443395

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