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214266, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, 1873,0820.354

  • Vase Number: 214266
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: HYDRIA
  • Provenance: ITALY, CAPUA
  • Date: -475 to -425
  • Inscriptions: Inscription: KALOS, KALE
  • Attributed To: PHIALE P by BEAZLEY
  • Last Recorded Collection: London, British Museum: E185
  • Previous Collections:
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1019.86
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 384.39
    Burn, L. and Glynn, R., Beazley Addenda (Oxford, 1982): 154
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 315
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: LONDON, BRITISH MUSEUM 5, III.Ic.14, PL.(330) 80.4 View Whole CVA Plates
    Maas, M. and Snyder, J.M, Stringed Instruments of Ancient Greece (New Haven, 1989): 157, FIG.4
    Miller, M.C., Athens and Persia in the Fifth Century BC, A study in cultural receptivity (Cambridge, 1997): PL.107 (BD)
    Neils, J., Women in the ancient world (London, 2011): 111 (COLOUR OF BD)
    Oakley, J., The Greek Vase, Art of the Story Teller (London, 2013): 117, FIG.17 (COLOUR OF BD)
    Oakley, J.H., A Guide to Scenes of Daily Life on Athenian Vases (Madison, 2020): 107, FIG.5.4 (BD)
    Oakley, J.H., The Phiale Painter, Kerameus 8 (Mainz, 1990): PL.68, FIG.11D, NO.86 (INCLUDING PROFILE)
    Schafer, A, Unterhaltung beim griechischen Symposium (Mainz, 1997): PL.41.1 (BD)
    Sengoku-Haga, K., Jenkins, I., et al., The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece from the British Museum (Osaka, 2011): 163, NO.106 (COLOUR)
    Steinhart, M., Das Motiv des Auges in der griechischen Bildkunst (Mainz, 1995): PL.33.3
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 4524
  • British Museum Link:
  • CAVI Collection: London E 185.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF hydria. From Capua. Phiale Painter. Third quarter fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: Dancing exhibition: in the center, at left, two girls dancing; at right, a female instructor pointing at a youth at the far left who is leaning on his staff.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: The inscriptions are slightly oblique. Above the youth: καλος. Above the left girl: καλη. Above the right girl: καλη.
  • CAVI Comments: The letters are rather large. The instructor is not inscribed; she holds a large purse-like bag. This is probably a solicitation by a group of hetaerae.
  • CAVI Number: 4524
  • AVI Bibliography: H.B. Walters and E.J. Forsdyke, CVA London 5, Great Britain 7 (1930), III I c, pl. 80,4. — ARV[2] (1963), 1019/86. — Add.[2] (1989), 315. — Oakley (1990), 80/86, pl. 86, fig. 11D.
  • CAVI / AVI Data from Henry Immerwahr's Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions (CAVI), updated by Rudoph Wachter's Attic Vase Inscriptions (AVI)
  • Pleiades URI:
  • Coordinates: 41.100278,14.221244
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 41.0860925,14.250207
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