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213882, ATHENIAN, New York (N.Y.), Metropolitan Museum, 07.286.81

  • Vase Number: 213882
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: KRATER, BELL
  • Date: -475 to -425
  • Inscriptions: EGELEOS
    Kalos/Kale: KALOS EGELEOS
    Named: TELEO
  • Attributed To: ACHILLES P by BEAZLEY
  • Last Recorded Collection: New York (N.Y.), Metropolitan Museum: 07.286.81
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1582
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 991.61 , 1677
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 375.43
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 437
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases, The Classical Period (London, 1989): FIG.114 (PART OF A)
    Burn, L. and Glynn, R., Beazley Addenda (Oxford, 1982): 152
    Buschor, E., Griechische Vasenmalerei (Munich, 1914): 183 (PART OF A)
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 311
    Fittschen, K., Griechische Porträts (Darmstadt, 1988): PL.21.2 (PART OF A)
    Frel, J., Greek Portraits in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu, 1981): 6, FIG.11 (A)
    Furtwängler, A. and Reichhold, K., Griechische Vasenmalerei (Munich, 1904-32): II, 264, FIG.94A (PART OF A)
    McClees, H., The daily life of the Greeks and Romans as illustrated in the classical collections (New York, 1924): 54 (PART OF B)
    Metzler, D., Portrat und Gesellschaft, Über die Entstehung des griechischen Porträts in der Klassik (Münster, 1971): FIG.6 (PART OF A)
    Oakley, J.H., The Achilles Painter (Mainz, 1997): FIG.20, PL.52 (A, B, PROFILE)
    Pfuhl, E., Malerei und Zeichnung der Griechen (Munich, 1923): FIG.496 (PART OF A)
    Sanchez-Fernandez, C. et al. (eds.), Dioses, heroes y atletas. La imagen del cuerpo en la Grecia antigua (Madrid, 2015): 182, FIG.8 (PART OF A)
    Schefold, K. and Jung, F., Die Urkönige, Perseus, Bellerophon, Herakles und Theseus in der klassischen und hellenistischen Kunst (Munich, 1988): 73, FIG.78 (A)
    Shapes of Greek Vases (New York, 1922): 9.4 (B)
    Tsiaphaki, D., I Thraki stin attiki eikonographia tou 5ou aiona p. Ch., Prosengiseis stis scheseis Athinas kai Thrakis (Komotini, 1998): 386, FIG.64 (A)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 5578
  • LIMC ID: 10685
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: New York 07.286.81.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF bell krater. Achilles Painter. Second quarter fifth. Ca. 460-450. Early (Beazley). 460-455 (Oakley).
  • CAVI Subject: A: A bearded man and an old warrior. B: Nike greeting a wreathed youth with spears and petasos.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: A: to left of the warrior's middle, a Gr. made in the soft clay under the glaze: Τελεω, retr. B: to right of Nike's forehead, stoich. and horizontal: καλως̣ | Εγελεως{1}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} for the name see Threatte (1996).
  • CAVI Comments: Omega is here used for omicron, ou and omega (but the Gr. inscription may not be by the same hand). Τελεω has been variously interpreted. Richter (in Richter–Hall) suggests the genetive of Τελεας (cf. PA 13,500), or for τελεος, sc. ο κρατηρ, or τελεον, sc. το αγγειον; the last two suggestions are unlikely. Beazley in ARV[2] 1677 suggests that `the wild-looking warrior' may be Tereus, and the inscription may be for Τηρεω, genitive of Τηρης, which he considers a variant of Τηρευς. The inscription is part of the preliminary sketch, but was not copied on the glaze; it is retr. probably because it refers to the old warrior on the right. Note that Τελεας is equally possible (cf. PA 13,557). This name (like Richter's suggestion) is not mythological, and the inscription would have to be an incomplete notation for a kalos-name. Beazley's suggestion seems to me philologically implausible. Robertson also disagrees; he thinks the old man may be Philoctetes on Lemnos meeting Neoptolemos or Odysseus to take him back to Troy. The kalos-name has also been variously read and interpreted, but it is clearly Hegeleos. Rumpf suggested that the Gr. should be read as Ε]ΓΕΛΕΩ[Σ, but the first preserved letter is a clear tau. The alphabet is mainly Ionic. [I would perhaps suggest that the inscription in the preliminary sketch is intended as a reminder that the kalos-name ΕΓΕΛΕΩΣ is to be inscribed. But perhaps the retr. direction is against this?] For reff. to Tereus see Oakley 47 n. 142.
  • CAVI Number: 5578
  • AVI Bibliography: Swindler (1916), 330, n. 4. — Richter–Hall (1936), i, ..../118, pls. 118-19 and 171. — Rumpf (1938), 455. — ARV[2] (1963), 991/61, 1582, *1677. — Para. (1971), 437. — Add.[2] (1989), 311. — Boardman (1989), fig. 114. — AttScr (1990), no. 747. — Robertson (1992), 196. — Threatte (1996), 46. — Oakley (1997), 11-12, *46-47 and nn., 125/83, fig. 20A (profile), pl. 52 (A, B) (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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