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213438, ATHENIAN, New York (N.Y.), Metropolitan Museum, 45.11.1

  • Vase Number: 213438
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: PELIKE
  • Provenance: ITALY, SOUTH
  • Date: -475 to -425
  • Inscriptions: Named: POLYPEITHES
  • Attributed To: POLYGNOTOS by BEAZLEY
  • Decoration: A: ATHENA WITH SPEAR, PERSEUS AND MEDUSA
    B: WOMEN, ONE WITH PHIALE, ONE WITH OINOCHOE, DRAPED MAN WITH SCEPTRE (NAMED)
  • Last Recorded Collection: New York (N.Y.), Metropolitan Museum: 45.11.1
  • Publication Record: Annales d'histoire et d'Art et archeologie, Universite de Bruxelles: 13 (1991), 17, FIG.10 (PART OF A)
    Annales d'histoire et d'Art et archeologie, Universite de Bruxelles: 17, FIG.10 (PART OF A)
    Antiques, The Magazine: DECEMBER 1995, 797. PL.15 (COLOUR OF A)
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1032.55
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 442
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases, The Classical Period (London, 1989): FIG.136 (A)
    Borchardt, J. (ed.), Götter, Heroen, Herrscher in Lykien (Vienna and Munich, 1990): 139, NO.30 (A)
    Burn, L. and Glynn, R., Beazley Addenda (Oxford, 1982): 155
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 318
    Hesperia: The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens: 76.1 (2007) 75, FIG.2 (A)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: IV, PL.183, GORGO, GORGONES 301 (A)
    Matheson, S.B., Polygnotos and Vase Painting in Classical Athens (Madison, 1995): 59, PL.44 (A)
    Reeder, E.D. et al., Pandora, Women in Classical Greece (Baltimore, 1995): 17, 414, NO.136 (COLOUR OF A, PART OF A, B)
    Reeder, E.D. et al., Pandora, Women in Classical Greece (Baltimore, 1995): 414, NO.136 (COLOUR OF A, B)
    Schefold, K. and Jung, F., Die Urkönige, Perseus, Bellerophon, Herakles und Theseus in der klassischen und hellenistischen Kunst (Munich, 1988): 104, FIG.126 (A)
  • AVI Web: https://www.avi.unibas.ch/DB/searchform.html?ID=5921
  • AVI Record Number: 5698
  • LIMC ID: 9730
  • LIMC Web: http://ark.dasch.swiss/ark:/72163/080e-742d6b773ad05-6
  • CAVI Collection: New York 45.11.1.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF pelike. From South Italy. Polygnotos. Third quarter fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: A: Perseus cutting off the head of Medusa. B: a king and women.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: B: the king: Πολυπειθες.
  • CAVI Comments: Pape lists Polypeithes as a Spartan Olympic victor and as the father of the Athenian tragedian Philocles from a sister of Aeschylus. Philocles defeated Sophocles' OT. See stemma in PA i, p. 34 and biography under 14529. It seems to me quite possible that the king's name here is a mythical transfer of an Athenian historical name, as elsewhere in Polygnotos (Deinomache!). Ionic lambda and sigma.
  • CAVI Number: 5698
  • AVI Bibliography: Richter (1958), 128 and n. 91, fig. 96 (A, part). — ARV[2] (1963), 1032/55. — Para. (1971), 442. — LIMC iv (1988), pl. 183, Gorgones 301. — Add.[2] (1989), 318. — Matheson (1995), 58, 227, 359/60, pl. 44.
  • 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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