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213777, ATHENIAN, Athens, National Museum, Athens, National Museum, 1260

  • Vase Number: 213777
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: HYDRIA
  • Provenance: GREECE, ATTICA, VARI
  • Date: -475 to -425
  • Inscriptions: Named: NIKOPOLIS, KALLIS, SAPPHO
  • Last Recorded Collection: Athens, National Museum: CC1241
  • Previous Collections:
    • Athens, National Museum: 1260
  • Publication Record: Annual of the British School at Athens: 97 (2002) PL.20B (BD)
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1060.145
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 445
    Bothmer, D. von, The Amasis Painter and his World (Malibu, 1985): 20, FIG.5 (BD)
    Bundrick, S.D., Music and Image in Classical Athens (Cambridge, 2005): 101, FIG.61 (BD)
    Burn, L. and Glynn, R., Beazley Addenda (Oxford, 1982): 158
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 323
    Immerwahr, H., Attic Script, A Survey (Oxford, 1990): PL.29.120 (PART)
    Jahrbuch des Kunsthistorischen Museums Wien: 13/14 (2011/2012) 233, FIG.13 (COLOUR OF BD)
    Kaltsas N. (ed.), Agon, Exhibition catalogue (Athens, 2004): 262, NO.146 (COLOUR OF BD)
    Koloski-Ostrow, A.O., and Lyons, C.L., Naked Truths, Women, Sexuality and Gender in Classical Art and Archaeology (London, 1997): 113, FIG.16 (BD)
    Maas, M. and Snyder, J.M, Stringed Instruments of Ancient Greece (New Haven, 1989): 109, FIG.22 (PART)
    Matheson, S.B., Polygnotos and Vase Painting in Classical Athens (Madison, 1995): 174, PL.149 (PART)
    Mouseion: 49 (2005) 10, PL.4 (BD)
    Oakley, J.H. et al., Athenian Potters and Painters, The Conference Proceedings (Oxford, 1997): 289, FIG.6 (DRAWING)
    Sansone, D., Ancient Greek Civilization, 2nd edition (Oxford, 2009): 154, FIG.41 (BD)
    Tzachou-Alexandri, O., Mind and Body: Athletic Contests in Ancient Greece (Athens, 1988): 315, NO.201
    Yatromanolakis, D., Sappho in the Making, The Early Reception (Cambridge and London, 2007): 147, 155, 157, FIGS.22, 25-26 (BD, PARTS)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 764
  • CAVI Collection: Athens, N.M. 1260.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF hydria. From Vari. Group of Polygnotos{1}. 440-430 (Beazley). Third quarter fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: In the center, a seated woman reading from a book roll. On the left, a companion holds out a wreath. On the right, another holds out a lyre; a third.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Companion on the left: Nικοπολις. Companion with lyre: Καλλις. The third companion is not inscribed. The reader: Σαππως = Σαππους. On the roll, vertical on the rolled up parts: επεα and πτεροε[ν]τα. On the sheet: θεοι. ηερι|ων vac. |επε|ων v. |αρχ|ομ|αι Α|ΙN?Λ̣|N?Τ|ΤΙ|N. The last word miswritten for αειδειν.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} Beazley (1948), 339: recalls Hector Painter.
  • CAVI Comments: Mixed alphabet. Lines l-6 on the roll are stoich. The last word is miswritten. M. 289 argues against Williams' view that female musicians must be professionals and hetairai and thinks they are respectable women. Threatte 259 discusses the gen. form Σαππως, which may be for Σαπ(φ)ως or for Σαπ(φ)ους, with omega for ou.
  • CAVI Number: 0764
  • AVI Bibliography: V.Pol. (1928), 9-10 and n. 2 (text on the book roll). — Beazley (1948), 337. — ARV[2] (1963), 1060/145. — Immerwahr (1964), 26/l8, fig. 2 (bibl.). — Para. (1971), 445. — Beck (1975), pl. 74/366. — Add.[2] (1989), 323. — Maas–Snyder (1989), 90. — AttScr (1990), no. 664, fig. 120 (phot.). — Matheson (1995), 167, *287 and n. 88, 289, 480/PGU 171, pl. 149. — Threatte (1996), 259.
  • 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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