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214775, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, 1864,1007.1730

  • Vase Number: 214775
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: KRATER, BELL FRAGMENT
  • Provenance: GREECE, RHODES, CAMIROS
  • Date: -475 to -425
  • Inscriptions: Named: ARTOBA[ZANES]
  • Attributed To: Near HEPHAISTOS P by BEAZLEY
  • Decoration: YOUTH IN PERSIAN COSTUME WITH SWORD, NAMED
  • Current Collection: London, British Museum: E812.2
  • Previous Collections:
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1117.2
  • AVI Web: https://www.avi.unibas.ch/DB/searchform.html?ID=4834
  • AVI Record Number: 4662
  • British Museum Link: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/G_1864-1007-1730
  • CAVI Collection: London E 812.2.
  • CAVI Lemma: Fr. of RF bell krater. From Camiros. Close to Hephaistos Painter (Later Mannerists I, iv). Third quarter fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: Fight, with Persians: face and left arm of a Persian (with a moustache) fleeing.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Above the raised arm, Gr.: Αρτοβα[ζανης].
  • CAVI Comments: Artobazanes was the oldest son of Darius, from his first wife, a daughter of Gobryas: Hdt. 7,2-3; he unsuccessfully contested the royal succession with Xerxes. Williams: Hölscher suggests that the fr. shows the murder of Xerxes by Artabanos (cf. Schauenburg (1975), 106), but that is impossible as the Persian is only defending himself, not slashing down at anyone: the inscription must be horizontal. It is incised and Williams thinks it is probably not ancient. False?
  • CAVI Number: 4662
  • AVI Bibliography: Photo. — C.H. Smith in BM Cat. E (1896), 384. — ARV[2] (1963), 1117/2. — T. Hölscher (1973), 48f., pl. 4,2. — D. Williams (1986), 80 n. 19.
  • 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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