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397, ATHENIAN, Tarquinia, Museo Nazionale Tarquiniese, RC4194

  • Vase Number: 397
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Date: -575 to -525
  • Attributed To: XENOKLES GROUP by BEAZLEY
    I, zone around: NEREIDS DANCING
  • Last Recorded Collection: Tarquinia, Museo Nazionale Tarquiniese: RC4194
  • Publication Record: Ahlberg-Cornell, G., Herakles and the Sea-Monster in Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painting (Stockholm, 1984): 115, NO.IV 3 (I)
    Archaiologikon Deltion: 41 (1986) 2, PL.83B (I)
    Archeo, Attualita di Passato: 80 (1991) 72 (COLOUR OF I AND IZ)
    Archeo, Attualita di Passato: 80 (OCTOBER 1991) 71 TOP (COLOUR OF A)
    Arias, P. and Hirmer, M., A History of Greek Vase Painting (London, 1962): PLS.49, XIV (COLOUR OF I, A, B)
    Barringer, J.M., Divine Escorts, Nereids in Archaic and Classical Greek Art (Ann Arbor, 1995): PL.104 (I)
    Böhm, S., Sphingen und Sirenen im archaischen Griechenland, Symbole der Ambivalenz in Bildszenen und Tierfriesen (Regensburg, 2020): 159, FIGS.33A-B (COLOUR OF A AND AH)
    Castoldi, M. (ed.), Koina, Miscellanei di studi archeologici in onore di Piero Orlandini (Milan, 1999): 232, FIG.3 (DRAWING OF PART OF A1)
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: TARQUINIA, MUSEO NAZIONALE 2, III.H.3, PL.(1170) 21.5,6 View Whole CVA Plates
    Dietrich, N., Figur ohne Raum? Bäume und Felsen in der attischen Vasenmalerei des 6. und 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr., Image & Context 7 (Berlin, 2010): 140, FIG.111 (I)
    Dotzler, G., Ornament als Zeichen, Methodologische Probleme der archäologischen Interpretation, Arbeiten zur Urgeschichte 8 (Frankfurt, 1984): PL.9, FIG.39 (I)
    Haspels, C.H.E., Attic Black-figured Lekythoi (Paris, 1936): 17, NOTE 1
    Journal of Hellenic Studies: 52 (1932) 181, FIG.14 (I)
    Laser, S., Sport und Spiel, Archeologia Homerica (Göttingen, 1987): 31, FIG.4 (DRAWING OF PART OF A)
    Lawler, L., Dance in Ancient Greece (London, 1964): FRONTISPIECE (DRAWING OF I)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VI, PL.490, NEREIDES 264 (I, IZ)
    Monumenti inediti pubblicati dall'Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (Rome, 1829-91): XI, PL.41 (DRAWINGS OF I, A, B)
    Rnjak, D., Anticki Teatar na tlu Jugoslavije, Antique Theater in the territory of Yugoslavia (Novi Sad, 1979): AT 178, FIG.13 (I)
    Romanelli, P., Tarquinia (Rome, 1940): 115-116, FIGS.65-66 (I, A)
    Schefold, K., Gods and Heroes in Late Archaic Greek Art. English translation by A. Griffiths (Cambridge, 1992): FIG.165
    Schefold, K., Götter und Heldensagen der Griechen in der spätarchaischen Kunst (Munich, 1978): 129, FIG.165
    Simon, E. & Hirmer, M., Die Griechischen Vasen (Munich, 1976): PL.XXI (COLOUR OF I)
    Sonnabend, H. (ed.), Mensch und Landschaft, Lexikon der Historischen Geographie (Stuttgart and Weimar, 1999): 540, FIG.91 (I)
    Stansbury-O'Donnell, M.D., Vase Painting, Gender, and Social Identity in Archaic Athens (Cambridge, 2006): 91, FIG.20 (IZ, I)
    Tiverios, M.A., Elliniki techni, archaia angaia (Athens, 1996): 76-77, FIGS.35-36 (COLOUR OF I AND PART OF A)
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  • AVI Record Number: 7640
  • LIMC ID: 1179
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Tarquinia, Museo Nazionale RC 4194.
  • CAVI Lemma: BF lip cup. From Tarquinia. Unattributed; [[Xenokles Painter (A.–H.–S.)]]. Third quarter sixth.
  • CAVI Subject: Int.: tondo: Heracles and Triton; five fish. Interior frieze: a zone with 17 dancing Nereids holding hands, in a complete circle. Ext.: lip: A, B, each: a chariot between two columns; at the handles, sphinxes.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Int.: under the armpit of each Nereid, along the body: nonsense: a row of closely placed tiny dots (17 rows in all). A, B, each: handle zone: χαιρε και πιει ευ{1}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} in a wavy line (A). B is not illustrated.
  • CAVI Comments: = RC 1773 (the number is given by Beazley in JHS). A large cup of high quality.@@[[Diameter: 320.]]
  • CAVI Number: 7640
  • AVI Bibliography: BADB 397 (much bibl.). — Beazley (1932), 178, fig. 14 (Int.). — G. Jacopi, CVA Tarquinia 2, Italy 26 (1956), III H, pl. 21,5-6 (bibl.) [[one side, sm.]]. — Arias–Hirmer–Shefton (1962), pls. 49 and XIV (all) [[but only one side]].
  • 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: 42.254315,11.759148
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 42.2545322,11.7581734667
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