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5448, ATHENIAN, Basel, private, Herbert Cahn, HC541

  • Vase Number: 5448
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: KRATER FRAGMENTS
  • Date: -450 to -400
  • Inscriptions: Named: OINANTHE, OPORA
  • Attributed To: Manner of MEIDIAS P by SIMON
  • Decoration: A: IXION, HEPHAISTOS WITH WINGED WHEEL AND HAMMER, ZEUS SEATED ON CHAIR, HERA, BOTH WITH SCEPTRES, ARTEMIS, APOLLO (?), HERMES, KRATOS, BIA (NAMED)
    B: DIONYSOS WITH MAENADS (NAMED) AND YOUTH
  • Last Recorded Collection: Basel, private, Herbert Cahn: HC541
  • Publication Record: Burn, L., The Meidias Painter (Oxford, 1987): PL.34
    Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies: 32 (1991), PL.9A AT P.32
    Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts: 90 (1975), 119-20, FIGS.1-3
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: III, PL.92, BIA 1 (PART)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VII, PL.44, OPORA 2
    Schefold, K., Die Göttersage in der klassischen und hellenistischen Kunst (Munich, 1981): 155, FIG.206
    Shapiro H.A., Myth into Art, Poet and Painter in Classical Athens (London, 1994): 88, FIG.60 (A)
    Shapiro, H.A., Personifications in Greek Art, The Representation of Abstract Concepts 600-400 BC (Zurich, 1993): 167, FIG.129 (A)
    Würzburger Jahrbücher für die Altertumswissenschaft N.F.: 1 (1975), 219-222, FIGS.1-5
  • AVI Web: https://www.avi.unibas.ch/DB/searchform.html?ID=2200
  • AVI Record Number: 2065
  • LIMC ID: 8449
  • LIMC Web: http://ark.dasch.swiss/ark:/72163/080e-741b5202924cb-d
  • CAVI Collection: Basel, Cahn 541.
  • CAVI Lemma: Frs. of RF skyphos. Manner of Meidias Painter (Simon). Last quarter fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: A: Ixion, Hephaestus with winged wheel and hammer, Zeus seated on chair, Hera, both with scepters, Artemis, Apollo(?), Hermes, Kratos, Bia. On the wheel held by Hephaestus, the hand of Bia, to whom he is speaking; at right, a trace of hair belonging to Kratos; to its left, head of Ixion. B: Dionysus with two maenads welcoming a youth. Three frs.: fr. 1: part of a woman and [Οιν]ανθη (Burn). Fr. 2: head of a youth holding two spears; bearded Dionysus seated; a second woman, Opora, is about to pour a libation for the youth or the god{1}.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: A: Kratos and Bia are named. hιξιων{2}. B: the maenads: Οπορα. [Οι]νανθε.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} the youth is hardly Pentheus; Simon suggested Akamas, cf. the tribal heroes in the garden of the Hesperides, Simon, WüJbb. i (1975) 186; cf. also Antiochos on Naples Stg. 311. Burn thinks the bearded Dionysus (who is unique in the Meidias Painter) means that he is here a cult figure;[if the god is not a statue.] {2} Burn thinks the aspiration has a literary flavor recalling the derivation of Ixion from ἱκετης. Most figures on A are named.
  • CAVI Comments: For A, Robertson compares Aesch.' Prometheus. Differently: Simon (Burn agreeing) connects the vase with Euripides' Ixion, perhaps via a votive pinax. This vase is the only representation of Kratos and Bia. Aeschylus wrote two tragedies about Ixion. Cf. also J. Chamay, `Le châtiment d'Ixion,' AK 27 (1984) 146-50.
  • CAVI Number: 2065
  • AVI Bibliography: BADB 5448. — Simon (1975), 219-22, figs. 1-5 (the main publication). — Simon (1975a), 119-20, figs. 1-3. — Schefold (1981), 155, fig. 206. — LIMC iii (1986), 114, Bia et Kratos 1*. — Burn (1987), 52-54, 106/MM 17, pl. 34. — LIMC iv (1988), 648, Hephaistos 227; 715, Hera 478. — LIMC v (1990), 858, Ixion 2. — Kossatz-Deissmann (1991), 140 and 186 (Oinanthe 2). — Robertson (1992), 241 and 318 n. 42. — Shapiro (1993), 167, fig. 129 (A). — Shapiro (1994), 88, fig. 60 (A).
  • 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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