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213559, ATHENIAN, Plovdiv, Regional Museum of Archaeology, 1812

  • Vase Number: 213559
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: PELIKE
  • Provenance: BULGARIA, THRACE, BREZOVO
  • Date: -475 to -425
  • Inscriptions: ALKIMACHOS
    Kalos/Kale: ALKIMACHOS KALOS
    Named: NIKE, NEMEAI, MARATHONI, ISTHMOI, PANATHENAIO[S], NIKE
  • Attributed To: EPIMEDES P by BEAZLEY
    POLYGNOTOS, GROUP OF by BEAZLEY
  • Decoration: A: DRAPED YOUTH WITH KITHARA (NAMED) ON PLATFORM WITH KITHARA, NIKAI, SOME WITH WREATHS, ONE WITH SPRIG AND PHIALE (NAMED)
    B: WOMEN, DRAPED YOUTH HOLDING LYRE
  • Last Recorded Collection: Plovdiv, Regional Museum of Archaeology: 1812
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1044.9
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1562
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases, The Classical Period (London, 1989): FIG.149 (A)
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 320
    Lazarow, M., Ancient Pottery from Bulgaria (Sofia, 1990): 76-78, NO.27 (COLOUR OF A,B,UH)
    Oakley, J.H., A Guide to Scenes of Daily Life on Athenian Vases (Madison, 2020): 153, FIG.7.25 (A)
    Smith, A.C., Polis and Personification in Classical Athenian Art (Leiden, 2011): FIG.8.8 (A)
    Tsiphaki, D. et al., AtticPOT, Attic painted pottery in ancient Thrace (6th – 4th century BC). New approaches and digital tools (Xanthi, 2022): 114, FIG.3 (A)
  • AVI Web: https://www.avi.unibas.ch/DB/searchform.html?ID=7070
  • AVI Record Number: 6827
  • LIMC ID: 16907
  • LIMC Web: http://ark.dasch.swiss/ark:/72163/080e-7493277080d01-b
  • CAVI Collection: Plovdiv, Departmental Archaeological Museum inv. 1812.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF pelike. From Brezovo. Epimedes Painter (Polygnotan). Third quarter fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: A: a young citharode on a three-stepped bema; on each side, two Nikai fly toward him, the upper two holding taeniae(?), the lower one at left, a wreath, and the lower one at right, a phiale and a flower. B: a youth with a lyre between two women.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: The citharode: Αλκιμαχος. On the middle step: καλος{1}. Horizontal above the Nikai: upper left: Μαραθονι. Upper right: Παν(α)θενα[ι]οι[ς] Nικη. Lower Nikai: Nικη Nεμεαι and Ισθμοι{2}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} Beazley takes the kalos with Alkimachos (cf. p. 1562, Alkimachos II): tag- or portrait kalos. So also Webster. (Differently Matheson.) The spacing of καλος is peculiar: |.KA..L.OS|, with a large gap between alpha and lambda, but Beazley says a letter, apparently kappa, has been erased in that gap. The last two letters are close together. {2} or Ισθμοι(?). I do not know how the inscriptions are to be assigned to the two lower Nikai.
  • CAVI Comments: Ex Sophia. The vase celebrates a Periodonikes. Each of the four Nikai is labeled as a victory at a separate festival. Webster 49 identifies this Alkimachos with the kalos and with a youth on a vase by the Lykaon Painter (ARV[2] 1045/8). Matheson: Alkimachos is the name of the citharode; he is named on four other Polygnotan vases; two are: Warsaw 142,355 (as kalos, together with Axiopeithes) and London E 495 (a youth in a symposium), both by the Lykaon Painter. Axiopeithes is probably Alkimachos' cousin: see ARV[2] 1568 and H.A. Shapiro (1987), 107-18, esp. 113. [This is Alkimachos II.] For the games to Heracles at Marathon, see Vanderpool (1969), 1-5. Mixed alphabet.
  • CAVI Number: 6827
  • AVI Bibliography: Photos. — Robinson–Fluck (1937), 78f. — ARV[2] (1963), 1044/9. — Webster (1972), 49. — Add.[2] (1989), 320. — Boardman (1989), fig. 149. — Reho (1989), fasc. 2, 13 and n. 3., fig. 1 (A). — Matheson (1995), 280 and n. *55, 400/EP 9 (not ill.).
  • 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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