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220518, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, Unknown, Blacas Collection, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, 1846,0925.12

  • Vase Number: 220518
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: LEKYTHOS, SQUAT
  • Provenance: ITALY, RUVO
  • Date: -450 to -400
  • Inscriptions: Named: EUDAIMONIA, PANDAISIA, HYGIEIA, POLYKLES
  • Attributed To: Connected with MEIDIAS P by SMITH
    Imitation of MEIDIAS P by BEAZLEY
  • Decoration: Body: WOMEN, ONE SEATED WITH NECKLACE, ONE WITH WREATH AND PHIALE WITH GRAPE OF VINE AND FRUITS (SOME NAMED, EUDAIMONIA, HYGIEIA), YOUTH WITH SPEARS IN BOOTS AND CHLAMYS (NAMED), EROS, PLANTS
  • Last Recorded Collection: London, British Museum: E698
  • Previous Collections:
    • Unknown, Blacas Collection
    • London, British Museum: 1846,0925.12 (View on British Museum site)
    • London, British Museum: 1846.9-25.12
    • London, British Museum: 46.9-25.12
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1316
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 460.18
    Burn, L., The Meidias Painter (Oxford, 1987): PL.20C-D
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 362
    Herford, M., Handbook of Greek Vase Painting (Manchester, 1919): PL.11.D
    Jahn, O., Über bemalte Vasen mit Goldschmuck (Leipzig, 1865): PL.2.1-2
    Lenormant, C. and de Witte, J., Elite des monuments ceramographiques (1837-61): IV, PL.84 (COLOUR DRAWING OF BD)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: IV, PL.21, EUDAIMONIA I 4 (PART)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VII, PANDAISIA 2 (PART)
    Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Athenische Abteilung: 32 (1907) 118
    Prospettiva Rivista dell' arti antica e moderna (Siena): 70 (1993) 16, FIG.31 (DRAWING)
    Shapiro, H.A., Personifications in Greek Art, The Representation of Abstract Concepts 600-400 BC (Zurich, 1993): 64, 131, FIGS.17, 84 (PARTS)
    Smith, A.C., Polis and Personification in Classical Athenian Art (Leiden, 2011): FIG.5.12 (PART OF BD)
  • AVI Web: https://www.avi.unibas.ch/DB/searchform.html?ID=4811
  • AVI Record Number: 4639
  • LIMC ID: 10661
  • LIMC Web: http://ark.dasch.swiss/ark:/72163/080e-743a963ff6ec2-8
  • British Museum Link: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/G_1846-0925-12
  • CAVI Collection: London E 698.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF squat lekythos. From Ruvo. Manner of Meidias Painter III{1}. Late fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: Eudaimonia and other companions of Aphrodite: at left: Hygieia. Pandaisia. In center: Eudaimonia seated, with Eros flying toward her; a youth with spears; woman.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Υγιεια. Πανδαισια. Ευδαιμον[ι]α{2}. Πολυκ̣[λη]ς̣{3}. καλη (a companion).
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} "Laboured copy of the Meidias Painter by a poor artist," ARV[2]. {2} vidi; so also BM Cat.; ARV[2] and Shapiro give Eudaimonia. {3} vidi; ARV[2] gives Poly[kle]s; the reading is not certain; ΠΟΛΥΙ..ΟΣ, Πολυ[ειδ]ος(?), C. Smith. Brückner reads Πολυ|..ος and does not supply. Polykles (Beazley's restoration) is unknown and presumably fictitious (Shapiro). [The name is common: see LGPN ii, s.v. There might be a person who can be identified with this one. Or a punning name: the women promise the youth `much fame,' in war(?), or athletics(?)].
  • CAVI Comments: Burn 33: the seated Eudaimonia takes the place of Aphrodite. Pandaisia with a basket of fruit could allude to a wedding feast which she personifies. Brückner thought Poly... is the bridegroom and καλη (the woman at right) is the bride. Alpha with vertical cross stroke. Some letters disjointed, all small.
  • CAVI Number: 4639
  • AVI Bibliography: C.H. Smith in BM Cat. E (1896), 346-47 (not ill.). — Brückner (1907), 117, fig. 8 (dr. after Jahn (1865), pl. 2,1). — ARV[2] (1963), 1316/(a). — Burn (1987), 33, 101/P 1, pl. 20,c-d. — LIMC iv (1988), 47, Eudaimonia 4. — Add.[2] (1989), 362. — AttScr (1990), no. 913. — Shapiro (1993), 234/18, 64, fig. 17, 131, fig. 84 (detail).
  • 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/442755
  • Coordinates: 41.117642,16.486015
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 40.849764,15.542359
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