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9017564, ATHENIAN, Boston (MA), Museum of Fine Arts, 10.193

  • Vase Number: 9017564
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: CUP
  • Provenance: ITALY, ORVIETO
  • Date: -525 to -475
  • Inscriptions: ATHENODOTOS
  • Attributed To: Akin to DOURIS by BEAZLEY
    I: KOMOS
  • Last Recorded Collection: Boston (MA), Museum of Fine Arts: 10.193
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1567.12
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, 1st ed. (Oxford, 1942): 917.13
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 210
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 506
    Caskey, L. and Beazley, J.D., Attic Vase Paintings in The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1931-63): III, PL.71
    Hartwig, P., Die griechischen Meisterschalen (Stuttgart, 1893): PL.26
    Herrmann, J. and Kondoleon, C., (eds.), Games for the Gods: The Greek Athlete and the Olympic Spirit (Boston, 2004): 148, FIG.8 (COLOUR OF PART OF A)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 2751
  • CAVI Collection: Boston 10.193.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF cup. From Orvieto. Unattributed{1}. 500-490. 500-495 (CB).
  • CAVI Subject: Int.: elderly komast playing the lyre and singing, with a boy. A: man and youth, each courting a boy. B: similar (five figures).
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Int.: to right of the komast's mouth: σπανιονιεν{2}. In the exergue, in BG: Αθενοδοτος̣ καλος. A: between the two groups: hο v.[πα]ι̣ς̣{3}. B: above the second youth from the left: hο παις, complete.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} "Somewhat akin to the early work of Douris," ARV[2]. {2} the inscription is complete. In AJA 31, Beazley reads: (...ε)ς Πανιονιεν... and speculates: *[στειχω δ' ες Πανιωνιην ευφρανεων Πανιωνας]* He notes that Πανιωνιη is not found, but Πανιωνιος and Πανιωνιον are. In AJA 33 he says that [ορτην ες] would be better than [στειχω δ' ες]. Kretschmer had despaired of an explanation, while Hartwig thought of σπανιος followed by unclear letters. Cf. the song on London E 270, by the Kleophrades Painter, but that is sung by a public performer. Aphaeresis is not a regular phenomenon in Attic: see Threatte (1980), 426-27; but this text is of course not Attic. The problem with Beazley's reading is that it does not give the beginning of a song, which is the regular custom, by which the initial words are given in lieu of a title (see Immerwahr (1964), 47). The aphaeresis 'ς Πανιονιεν would be very awkward at the beginning of a poem. {3} probably complete.
  • CAVI Comments: Beazley reverses A and B.
  • CAVI Number: 2751
  • AVI Bibliography: Kretschmer (1894), 90. — Beazley (1927a), 348/9. — Beazley (1929a), 364/8. — CB (1931–63), iii, 29/136, pl. 71,1-3 (phs. of all; 71,1 shows the inscription in the Int. well). — ARV[2] (1963), 1567/12, 1698. — Para. (1971), 506.
  • 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: 42.718642,12.114315
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 42.7225286,12.1198882

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