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812, ATHENIAN, Boston (MA), Museum of Fine Arts, 95.16

  • Vase Number: 812
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: CUP COVERED
  • Date: -525 to -475
  • Decoration: I, zone around: ATHLETES, YOUTH PLAYING PIPES, JUDGE
  • Last Recorded Collection: Boston (MA), Museum of Fine Arts: 95.16
  • Publication Record: American Journal of Archaeology: 90 (1986), 2, PL.9, FIG.1
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: BOSTON, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS 2, 51, PL.(941) 107.1-2 View Whole CVA Plates
    Herrmann, J. and Kondoleon, C., (eds.), Games for the Gods: The Greek Athlete and the Olympic Spirit (Boston, 2004): 149, NO.150 (COLOUR OF I)
    Kephalidou, E., Nikitis, Eikonographiki meleti tou archaiou ellinikou athlitismou (Thessaloniki, 1996): PL.29.G33 (I)
    Kressirer, K., Das Greisenalter in der griechischen Antike. Untersuchung der Vasenbilder und Schriftquellen der archaischen und klassischen Zeit (Hamburg, 2016): 878, NO.1182 (PART OF IZ)
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  • AVI Record Number: 2620
  • CAVI Collection: Boston 95.16.
  • CAVI Lemma: covered BF cup. Unattributed. Last quarter sixth. Ca. 500 (CVA).
  • CAVI Subject: In the center: gorgoneion. Around it: victorious athlete, bearded, being adorned with a taenia by a bearded official. Behind the victor, a procession of six athletes led by a flautist. Two of the six are bearded, the others (including the flautist) probably not; four of the six have taeniae, but only the victor has a second taenia on his right leg; he carries an aryballos.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Between the figures, vertically and widely spaced (I start to left of the victor): hε παις | καλε | ναι{1}. hο παις | καλος. hε παις | καλε. hο πα[ι]ς | καλος.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} there is a smudge after the iota, but there are certainly not two letters; ναιχι is to be excluded.
  • CAVI Comments: Beazley notes the feminine inscriptions, "although there are no women present." The unbearded men also do not look like youths: clearly the inscriptions do not refer to the scene.
  • CAVI Number: 2620
  • AVI Bibliography: Museum photo C 5257. — Fröhner (1892), no. 21, pl. 2. — E. Robinson (1893), 135/368A. — J.D. Beazley, CVA Oxford 2, Great Britain 9 (1931), p. 97. — CB (1931–63), i, 34, fig. 28 (section dr.). — Blösch (1940), 121/32. — Beazley (1947), 236[[f.]]/6. — M. True et al., CVA Boston 2, USA 19 (1978), pl. 107,1-2 (bibl.).
  • 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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