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3013, ATHENIAN, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 1889.1013

  • Vase Number: 3013
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: LEKYTHOS
  • Provenance: ITALY, SICILY
  • Date: -525 to -475
  • Inscriptions: Kalos/Kale: ...]YON KALOS KYNIPPOS
  • Attributed To: Manner of ATHENA P by HASPELS
    Workshop of BOWDOIN P by HASPELS
  • Decoration: Body: UNDECORATED
  • Last Recorded Collection: Oxford, Ashmolean Museum: V251
  • Previous Collections:
    • Oxford, Ashmolean Museum: 1889.1013
  • Publication Record: Anderson, J., Hunting in the Ancient World (Berkeley, 1985): 50, FIG.18 (S)
    Haspels, C.H.E., Attic Black-figured Lekythoi (Paris, 1936): 262.1
    Kurtz, D., Athenian White Lekythoi (Oxford, 1975): PL.67.4
    Lissarrague, F. et al., La Cite des Images, Religion et Societe en Grece Antique (Lausanne, 1984): 59, FIG.88 (S)
    Panvini, R. and Giudice, F. (eds.), Ta Attika, Attic Figured Vases from Gela (Rome, 2003): 293.F47 (PART OF S)
    Schnapp, A., Le chasseur et la cite, Chasse et erotique dans la Grece ancienne (Paris, 1997): 222, NO.99 (S)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 5882
  • CAVI Collection: Oxford 251.
  • CAVI Lemma: BF lekythos. From Gela. Manner of Athena Painter (Haspels). First quarter fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: Shoulder: between eyes: a hunter with a spear; a doe having been hit by two spears (in thigh and head); a stag rushing off to right. [The lower legs and feet of hunter and front legs of right doe are missing.]
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Shoulder: (.)υον καλος̣ Κυνιππος{1}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} Κυνιππος is known from the late fifth century, see LGPN ii who also lists the present vase, although it is not in Beazley. The ph. in Bérard shows: to lower right of the hunter, [--]λον (there probably was more at left, not in ph. and probably lost). Above these letters, close to the right of thehunter's left arm: six small nonsense (imitation) letters in irregular sequence, typical of Athena Painter nonsense. To the smitten doe's right, vertically down and facing it: καλο(ς) (the sigma indistinct). Below the stag's belly, horizontal: Κυν..., the rest cut off by the ph.
  • CAVI Comments: Listed as Oxford 1889.1013, ABL 262/1. - Haspels 161: shoulder: stag hunt. The inscription: (.)ΥΟN, ΚΑΛΟ(.) [Attic lambda], ΚΥNΙΠΠΟΣ [three-stroke sigma]. To left of the first word a piece is missing but H. disagrees with Gardner that there was room there for another letter. "Apart from these words, our painter strews a number of small blots in the field, which give the illusion of an inscription from a distance, but which do not even pretend to be mock letters." The kalos-name is not in Beazley, but see LGPN ii; the name Kynippos is found in Athens in the fifth century; see also PA 8945-46.
  • CAVI Number: 5882
  • AVI Bibliography: P. Gardner (1893), 18[[/251]]. — Klein (1898), 52. — Haspels (1936), 161 and 262/1 (not ill.). — Bérard et al. (1989), 63, fig. 88 (shoulder, shows much of the inscriptions).
  • 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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