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213963, ATHENIAN, Athens, National Museum, 12441

  • Vase Number: 213963
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Sub Technique: WHITE GROUND
  • Shape Name: LEKYTHOS
  • Date: -475 to -425
  • Inscriptions: DIPHILOS
  • Attributed To: ACHILLES P by BUSCHOR
  • Last Recorded Collection: Athens, National Museum: 12441
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1575
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 996.141
    Moreno, P., La pittura Greca dalle origini ad Apelle, Archeo Dossier 34: 32 (COLOUR OF PART)
    Oakley, J., Picturing Death in Classical Athens, The Evidence of the White Lekythoi (Cambridge, 2004): 49, FIG.22 (BD)
    Oakley, J.H., The Achilles Painter (Mainz, 1997): PL.103A-B (BD)
    Tzachou-Alexandri, O., Leukes Likythoi tou Zoographou tou Achilleos sto Ethniko Archaiologiko Mouseio (Athens, 1998): 109, FIG.28, PLS.11-12 (COLOUR, PROFILE)
    Walter-Karydi, E., Die Athener und ihre Gräber (1000-300 v.Chr.) (Berlin, 2015): 152, FIG.81 (PART OF BD)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 876
  • CAVI Collection: Athens, N.M. 12,441.
  • CAVI Lemma: WG lekythos. Achilles Painter. Second quarter fifth. 460-450. 460/55-450 (Oakley).
  • CAVI Subject: Departure Scene: woman to right holding out a helmet; behind her, at top, oinochoe hung up; woman frontal, head to left, holding shield and spear.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Between the figures (closer to the left woman), at top, horizontal stoich. left-aligned three-liner: Δι(δ/φ)ιλος | καλος | Μ(ε)λανοπο{1}. ....... ..... ........
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} Oakley on p. 12 says that delta is written for phi; the ph. shows a delta with two small circles at the bottom: is this an attempt at correction? The epsilon in the father's name is miswritten (according to the ph.), but I think it is not an eta. However, Oakley on p. 11 cites the vase for eta for epsilon. - Earlier read Μηλανοπο, which I interpreted as Μhελανοπο [[Μh(ε)λ]]. The new reading is here taken from Oakley.
  • CAVI Comments: The inscription is unusually careless for the Achilles Painter. Ionic with omicron for omega. Alpha 9. Delta 3 once disjointed, once corrected(?). Epsilon miswritten. The `eta' in Melanopou is for syllabic he with short e. Kappa 3, the second diagonal coming off the first. Lambda 4. Mu 4 tall. Nu 3 medium-sized. Omicron near 1 pointed at top. Pi 4 narrow. Sigma 4 (near 7 and flat). Phi perhaps attempted. Cf. Athens, N.M. 12,440. Second white used. [See the chart in AttScr for the numbers.]
  • CAVI Number: 0876
  • AVI Bibliography: FR (1904–32), iii, 295, figs. 138-39. — ARV[2] (1963), 996/141. — Oakley (1997), 12, 140/192, pl. 103A-B (show inscription).
  • 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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