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215288, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, 1772,0320.154

  • Vase Number: 215288
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: KRATER, BELL
  • Provenance: ITALY, CAPUA
  • Date: -450 to -400
  • Attributed To: DINOS P by BEAZLEY
  • Last Recorded Collection: London, British Museum: F65
  • Previous Collections:
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1154.35
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 448.13
    Blondell, R. and Ormand, K. (eds.), Ancient Sex: New Essays (Columbus, 2015): 67, FIG.1.9 (A)
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases, The Classical Period (London, 1989): FIG.182 (A, B)
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 336
    Glazebrook, A. and Tsakirgis, B. (eds.) Houses of Ill Repute: The Archaeology of Brothels, Houses, and Taverns in the Greek World (Philadelphia, 2016): 165, FIG.7.17 (A)
    Hoepfner, W. & Schwandner, E.-L., Haus und Stadt im klassischen Griechenland, 2nd edition (Munich, 1994): 316, FIG.301 (A)
    Jenkins, I. et al., Defining Beauty: The Body in ancient Greece (London, 2015): 228, UNNUMBERED (COLOUR OF A)
    Kilmer, M.F., Greek Erotica on Attic Red-Figure Vases (London, 1993): PL. AT P.147, R954 (A)
    Lear, A., and Cantarella, E., Images of ancient Greek pederasty, Boys were their gods (London and New York, 2008): 176, FIG.6.1A-B (A, B)
    Osborne, R., The Transformation of Athens Painted Pottery and the Creation of Classical Greece (Princeton and Oxford, 2018): 139, FIG.5.13 (A)
    Passeri, G., Picturae Etruscorum in vasculis (Rome, 1767-75): III, PL.201-2
    Reinsberg, C., Ehe, Hetärentum und Knabenliebe im antiken Griechenland (Munich, 1989): 210, FIG.119 (A)
    Rodriguez Perez, D., Mannack, T., and Neagu, C., Beazley and Christ Church, 250 Years of Scholarship on Greek Vases (Oxford, 2016): 17-18, FIGS.8-9 (DRAWINGS OF BD)
    Sanchez, C., Kunst und Erotik in der Antike (Berlin, 2013): 114, FIG.44 (A)
    Sengoku-Haga, K., Jenkins, I., et al., The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece from the British Museum (Osaka, 2011): 168, NO.110 (COLOUR OF A)
    Vout, C., Sex on show, Seeing the erotic in Greece and Rome (London, 2013): FRONTISPIECE, 30-31 (COLOUR OF A)
    Weissert, C., Reproduktionsstichwerke, Vermittlung alter und neuer Kunst im 18. und frühen 19. Jahrhundert (Berlin, 1999): FIG.84 (DRAWING OF A)
    d'Hancarville, H., Antiquites Etrusques, Grecques et Romaines, tirees du Cabinet de M. William Hamilton (Naples, 1766-7): II, PL.32
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 4668
  • British Museum Link:
  • CAVI Collection: London F 65.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF bell krater. From Capua. Dinos Painter. Last quarter fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: A: homoerotic love-making: at left, a boy climbing on a seated youth's lap; column; a bearded man watching; at right, a woman is watching from the upper part of a door. B: three draped youths.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: A: horizontal, above the heads: dots, vertical strokes and once an imitation inscription: above the seated youth: three strokes and two dots. Above the mounting youth: λ(λ)(.)(.)(.). Above the bearded man: three dots and a stroke.
  • CAVI Comments: M. Robertson once told me that Beazley called the scene on A, `Life in the Socratic Circle.' Ionic `lambdas'.
  • CAVI Number: 4668
  • AVI Bibliography: dr. — Photos. — ARV[2] (1963), 1154/35. — Add.[2] (1989), 336. — Matheson (1995), 388/D37 (not ill.; inscriptions not mentioned).
  • 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: 41.100278,14.221244
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 41.0860925,14.250207

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