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215562, ATHENIAN, Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, 86496

  • Vase Number: 215562
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: LEKYTHOS, SQUAT
  • Provenance: ITALY, CUMAE
  • Date: -450 to -400
  • Inscriptions: Named: THESEUS, LAODOKE, MYIANE, PHYLAKOS, KREUSA, MONICHOS, CHALEROS, ARISTOMA
  • Attributed To: AISON by RIEZLER
  • Decoration: Body: AMAZONOMACHY, WARRIORS, ONE FALLING, AND AMAZONS IN PATTERNED SUITS WITH BOWS AND SWORDS, ALL NAMED
  • Last Recorded Collection: Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale: RC239
  • Previous Collections:
    • Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale: 86496
    • Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale: 86492
  • Publication Record: Amalfitano, P., Camodeca, G., and Medri, M. (eds.), I Campi Flegri, un Itinerario Archeologico (Venice, 1990): 310-311, ABOVE (COLOUR PL., DRAWING)
    Arrington, N.T., Ashes, Images and Memories, The Presence of the War Dead in Fifth-Century Athens (Oxford, 2015): 193, FIG.5.4 (PART OF BD)
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1174.6
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 445.2
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 460
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases, The Classical Period (London, 1989): FIG.293
    Bol, R., Amazones Volneratae: Untersuchungen zu den Ephesischen Amazonenstatuen (Frankfurt, 1998): PL.147A (DRAWING OF BD)
    Bullettino Archeologico Napolitano: N.S.4, PL.8
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 339
    Coulson, W.D.E. et al. (eds.), The Archaeology of Athens and Attica under the Democracy (Oxford, 1994): 132, FIG.3 (DRAWING)
    De Caro, S., Guide Artistiche Electa Napoli, The National Archaeological Museum of Naples (Naples, 1996): 47 LEFT (COLOUR OF PART)
    Dugas, C., Aison et la peinture ceramique a Athenes a l'epoque de Pericles (Paris, 1930): 53, FIG.11 (BD)
    Fiorelli, G., Notizia dei vasi dipinti rinvenuti a Cuma nel MDCCCLVI, posseduti da Sua Altezza Reale il conte di Siracusa (Naples, 1856): PL.8
    Girard, T., L'oblique dans le monde grec (Oxford, 2015): 65, FIG.24 (PARTS OF BD)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VII, PL.339, PHYLAKOS I (PART)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VII, PL.587, TEITHRAS 1 (PART)
    Lezzi-Hafter, A., Der Eretria-Maler, Werke und Weggefährten (Mainz, 1988): 216, FIG.74A, NO.246 (PROFILE)
    Mayor, A., The Amazons. Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World (Princeton and Oxford, 2014): 231, FIG.13.7 (DRAWING OF BD)
    Meyer, C., Greco-Scythian art and the birth of Eurasia (Oxford, 2013): 225, FIG.84 (PART)
    Monumenti antichi pubblicati per cura della Reale Accademia deiLincei: 22 (1913-14) PLS.86-87
    Muth, S., Gewalt im Bild, Das Phänomen der medialen Gewalt im Athen des 6. und 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. (Berlin, 2008): 410, FIG.292 (DRAWING OF BD)
    Paoletti, O. and Bettini, M.C. (eds.), Gli etrusci e la Campania settentrionale, Atti del XXVI convegno de studi etrusci ed italici, Caserta, Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Capua, Teano, 11-15 novembre 2007 (Pisa and Rome, 2011): 590, PL.1B (PART)
    Revue des Etudes Anciennes: 94 (1992) 348, FIG.2 (PART)
    Vasi Antichi, Museo Archeologio Nazionale di Napoli (Naples 2009): 79 (COLOUR OF PART)
  • AVI Web: https://www.avi.unibas.ch/DB/searchform.html?ID=5695
  • AVI Record Number: 5473
  • LIMC ID: 8495
  • LIMC Web: http://ark.dasch.swiss/ark:/72163/080e-741bf6b4d286c-e
  • CAVI Collection: Naples 86,496.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF squat lekythos. From Cumae. Aison. Last quarter fifth. Ca. 420 (Shefton). 420-415 (Lezzi-Hafter).
  • CAVI Subject: Theseus and the Amazons. (The Amazons are lead by Anti ... (see below)).
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Λαοδοκη. Θησ[ε]υς. Αντιανε[ιρα]. Κλυμενη. Φαληρος. Αρισστομα[χ]η. Μονιχος. Κρεοσα. Φυλακος. Αστυοχος. Ωκυα[λ]η. Τειθρας{1}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} these readings are from Bothmer. The ff. readings in L.-H., Eretria-Maler, differ: Λα̣οδοκη. Κ[ρεοσ]α [sic]. [Φ]υλ̣[ακος]. Αντι[..]ε[--]? (See above). Α[στυ]οχος. Αρισστομα[χη]. [Τε]ιθρας. Threatte (1996) thinks the form Λαοδικη is probably due to epic influence. [Actually the vase has Λαοδοκε, but the point is still valid.]
  • CAVI Comments: = RC 239. I have not seen pictures of the inscriptions. For the names of the Amazons, see Bothmer. For the names of the Greeks (mostly tribal heroes), see AttScr. Teithras is the eponymous hero of the deme Teithras. Gabrici and others read Αντιανε[ιρα] for the leader of the Amazons, but L.-H. on p. 198 suggests Antiope, without realizing that the last letter should be an eta, not an epsilon. For Phylakos see L.-H. 28 and nn. 359-60 as well as Kron. Boardman discusses the relation to the Shield of the Parthenos (or lack thereof). All figures are named.
  • CAVI Number: 5473
  • AVI Bibliography: VA (1918), 177 (attr. by Gabrici). — Löwy (1929), pl. 35. — Bothmer (1957), 162/16 and 174 (not ill.). — ARV[2] (1963), 1174/6. — Para. (1971), 460. — Kron (1976), 164 and passim. — Pannuti (1977), pls. 1, 2,3, 3,6, 4,8, 5,10, 6,12. — Boardman (1982), 21, pl. 3,c (dr. after Mon. Linc. 20 (1913), pls. 86-87. — Lezzi-Hafter (1988), 227-30 and n. 355, 345/246 (not in pls.; figs. 74,a (profile) and 80 (ornament). — Add.[2] (1989), 339 (much bibl.). — AttScr (1990), no. 779. — Threatte (1996), 56.
  • CAVI / AVI Data from Henry Immerwahr's Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions (CAVI), updated by Rudoph Wachter's Attic Vase Inscriptions (AVI)
  • Pleiades URI: https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/432808
  • Coordinates: 40.847093,14.056149
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 40.848005575,14.05571115
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