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204400, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, 1843,1103.92

  • Vase Number: 204400
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: CUP
  • Provenance: ITALY, ETRURIA, VULCI
  • Date: -500 to -450
  • Attributed To: BRISEIS P by BEAZLEY
  • Current Collection: London, British Museum: 1843.11-3.92
  • Previous Collections:
  • Publication Record: American Journal of Archaeology: 82 (1978) 372, FIG.1 (A)
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 406.1, 1651
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 194.1
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 371
    Birchall, A. and Corbett, P., Greek Gods and Heroes (London,1974): FIG.60 (A)
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases (London, 1975): FIG.270 (A)
    Bruxelles, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Hommes et Dieux de la Grece Antique (1.10-2.12.1982): 149-51, NO.87 (I,A,B)
    Burn, L. and Glynn, R., Beazley Addenda (Oxford, 1982): 114
    Carpenter, T.H., Art and Myth in Ancient Greece (London, 1991): FIG.302 (A)
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 232
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: LONDON, BRITISH MUSEUM 9, 65-66, FIG.12C, PLS.(848-849) 72.A-B, 73.A-B
    Dietrich, N., Figur ohne Raum? Bäume und Felsen in der attischen Vasenmalerei des 6. und 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr., Image & Context 7 (Berlin, 2010): 53, FIG.33 (A)
    Gerhard, E., Trinkschalen und Gefässe des Königlichen Museums zu Berlin und anderer Sammlungen (Berlin, 1848-1850): PLS.E-F
    Hartwig, P., Die griechischen Meisterschalen (Stuttgart, 1893): PLS.41, 42.1
    Höckman, U. and Krug, A. (eds.), Festschrift für Frank Brommer (Mainz, 1977): PL.59.2 (PART OF A)
    Jahreshefte des Österreichischen Archäologischen Instituts in Wien: 57 (1986/87) 76, FIG.10 (DRAWING OF A AND B)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: III, PLS.133, 136, BRISEIS 1, 14 (A,B)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: IV, PL.49, EURYBATES I5, 11 (PARTS)
    Murray, A.S., Designs from Greek vases in the British Museum (London, 1894): FIG.53 (I)
    Salvadori, M. and Baggio, M. (eds.), Gesto-immagine, tra antico e moderno, riflessioni sulla comunicazione non-verbale, giornata di studi, Isernia, 18 Aprile 2007 (Rome, 2009): 20, FIG.3 (A)
    Shapiro H.A., Myth into Art, Poet and Painter in Classical Athens (London, 1994): 13-15, FIGS.4-6 (A, B, I)
    Small, J.P., The Parallel Worlds of Classical Art and Text (Cambridge, 2003): 17, 22, FIGS.6, 10 (A, B)
    Stansbury-O'Donnell, M.D, Pictorial Narrative in Ancient Greek Art (Cambridge, 1999): 4-5, FIGS.3-4 (A, B)
    Stansbury-O'Donnell, M.D., A History of Greek Art (Oxford, 2015): 223, FIG.9.10 (COLOUR OF A)
    Studi Miscellanei: 9 (1963-64) PL.2.2 (DRAWINGS OF A & B)
    Villing, A. et al., Troy: myth and reality (London, 2019): 45, FIG.30, 71, FIG.53 (COLOUR OF A AND B)
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  • AVI Record Number: 4480
  • LIMC ID: 27338
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  • CAVI Collection: London E 76.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF cup. From Vulci. Briseis Painter. First quarter fifth. Ca. 480. 485-480 (Williams).
  • CAVI Subject: Int.: conversation of a seated old man and a bearded man. A: Briseis led away from Achilles. B: Briseis brought to Agamemnon.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Int.: around the medaillon: γυιοσ κιοσ υισι{1}. A: between the heads, very widely spaced, on the left side of the scene: γυιοσυ{2}. B: similar but stretching over the whole scene: γυιοσυιοσκι{3}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} the last letter from BM Cat.; I did not see it. CVA reads as one: γυιοσκιοσυισ (CVA also does not read the final iota). {2} after BM Cat. γυιοσλ, CVA. At right, Achilles' tent interferes. {3} after BM Cat. γυιουιοσκι, my note from CVA.
  • CAVI Comments: = 1843.11-3.92. Hartwig attributed the cup to his `Meister mit dem Kahlkopf'. B is interpreted by Williams as Briseis being taken out of Agamemnon's tent to be returned to Achilles, but Kossatz-Deissmann in LIMC iv, s.v. Briseis, pp. 157-66, esp. 166, keeps the old interpretation that she is brought to Agamemnon. Cf. also Schefold (1981), 181-82. Shapiro thinks the two elders on the Int. are discussing the Briseis affair, cf. the elders on B. His phs. show the location of the letters only; they are widely spaced, especially on B. For the type of nonsense inscription, For the type of nonsense inscription, see Beazley (1914), 194, n. 13. Serbeti reads: γυιοσκιοσλισ. γυιολιοσκι. γυιοσ. Gerhard read: Λυκος καλος (cf. s., 41 n. 167).
  • CAVI Number: 4480
  • AVI Bibliography: C.H. Smith in BM Cat. E (1896), 102 f. (not ill.). — VA (1918), 109 and 110/7. — ARV[2] (1963), 406/1, 1651. — Para. (1971), 371. — Kakridis, (1986), V, 86, figs. 73-74. — LIMC iv (1988), Eurybates 5, pls. 49-50 (details of heralds). — Add.[2] (1989), 232. — Serbeti (1989), 41. — AttScr (1990), no. 557. — Carpenter (1991), fig. 302 (A). — D. Williams (1991), 56-59. — D. Williams, CVA London 9, Great Britain 17 (1993), 65/70, pls. 72-73, fig. 12,c (profile). — Shapiro (1994), 13-15, figs. 4-6 (all).
  • 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: 42.421429,11.702499
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 42.419009,11.6298975
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