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201668, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, 1843,1103.34

  • Vase Number: 201668
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: AMPHORA, NECK
  • Provenance: ITALY, ETRURIA, VULCI
  • Date: -500 to -450
  • Inscriptions: Inscription: HODE POT EN TYRINTHI
    Inscription: KALOS EI
  • Attributed To: KLEOPHRADES P by BEAZLEY
  • Current Collection: London, British Museum: E270
  • Previous Collections:
  • Publication Record: Anderson, W.D., Music and Musicians in Ancient Greece (Ithaca, 1994): PL.5 (B)
    Antike Plastik: 9, FIG.1 AT 20 (A)
    Balme, M. and Lawall, G., Athenaze. An Introduction to Ancient Greek. Third Edition (Oxford, 2016): 236, UNNUMBERED (A)
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 183.15, 1632
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, 1st ed. (Oxford, 1942): 122.13
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 70.14
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 340
    Beck, F., Album of Greek Education (Sydney, 1975): PL.14.78 (A)
    Bieber, M., The History of the Greek and Roman Theater, 2nd ed. (Princeton, 1961): 5, FIG.9 (PART OF B)
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases (London, 1975): FIG.138 (A)
    Browning, R.(ed), The Greek World: Classical, Byzantine and Modern (London, 1985): 160 (A)
    Bulletin de Correspondance Hellenique: 108 (1984) 114, FIG.5 (PART OF B)
    Bulletin de Correspondance Hellenique: 110 (1986) 206, FIG.1 (B)
    Bundrick, S.D., Music and Image in Classical Athens (Cambridge, 2005): 36-37, FIGS.21-22 (A, B)
    Burn, L. and Glynn, R., Beazley Addenda (Oxford, 1982): 93
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 187
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: LONDON, BRITISH MUSEUM 3, III.Ic.5, PL.(173) 8.2A-D View Whole CVA Plates
    Dougherty, C. and Kurke, L. (eds.), Cultural Poetics in Archaic Greece Cult, Performance, Politics (Oxford, 1998): 96-97, FIGS.21-22 (A, B)
    Greek Vases in the J.Paul Getty Museum: 2 (1985) 244, FIG.6 (B)
    Kaltsas N. (ed.), Agon, Exhibition catalogue (Athens, 2004): 261, NO.145 (COLOUR OF A AND B)
    Langdon, S. (ed.), Exploring the Culture of Geometric Greece (Columbia, 1997): 191, FIG.26 (A)
    Ling. R., The Greek World (Oxford, 1976): 108 (A)
    Miller, M.C., Athens and Persia in the Fifth Century BC, A study in cultural receptivity (Cambridge, 1997): PL.95 (B)
    Monumenti inediti pubblicati dall'Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (Rome, 1829-91): V, PL.10
    Oakley, J., The Greek Vase, Art of the Story Teller (London, 2013): 34, FIGS.6-7 (COLOUR OF A AND B)
    Oakley, J.H. and Palagia, O. (eds.), Athenian Potters and Painters, Volume II (Oxford, 2010): 121, FIGS.10-11 (A, B)
    Paquette, D., L'Instrument de musique dans la ceramique de la grece antique (Paris, 1984): 21, FIG.IIB (PART OF B)
    Villing, A. et al., Troy: myth and reality (London, 2019): 23, FIG.13 (COLOUR OF A)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 4545
  • LIMC ID: 51342
  • LIMC Web:
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  • CAVI Collection: London E 270.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF neck amphora. From Vulci. Kleophrades Painter. First quarter fifth. Ca. 480. Later (Beazley).
  • CAVI Subject: A: a bearded rhapsode on a bema, reciting. B: flute-player.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: A: from the rhapsode's mouth, in a large curve: hο̃δέ ποτ' ἐν Τύρινθι vacat{1}. On the bema, in BG: καλο(ς) ει{2}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} for the metathesis (Τυρινθι for Τιρυνθι) see Threatte (1980), 266 and 391 (with a slight error). {2} The first four letters are large, the fifth letter, `nu', still larger, the rest quite small. Presumably sigma sideways; I took it to be a clear nu, but both C. Smith and Beazley (JHS) read καλος, probably correctly. The painter may have mistaken a sideways sigma for a nu.
  • CAVI Comments: Shapiro does not believe that this is a rhapsode, rather he is an aulode accompanied by the flautist on the other side. For this, S. cites his article: `Hipparchos and the Rhapsodes,' in L. Kurke and C. Dougherty, eds., Cultural Poetics in Archaic Greece (forthcoming in 1992). - On p. 1632 of ARV[2], Beazley argues against a suggestion made in JHS 78 (1958) 37 n. 22 (which he does not name) by saying that the first vowel of Τιρυνς is long (Il. 2.559, etc).
  • CAVI Number: 4545
  • AVI Bibliography: C.H. Smith in BM Cat. E (1896), 202. — Beazley (1910), 51/13,b. — H.B. Walters, CVA London 3, Great Britain 4 (1927), III I c, pl. 8,2a-d. — Beazley (1933a), no. 13. — ARV[2] (1963), 183/15, 1632. — Para. (1971), 340. — Vos (1985), 122-23. — Add.[2] (1989), 187 (much bibl.). — Shapiro (1992), 203 n. 131.
  • 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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  • Coordinates: 42.421429,11.702499
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 42.419009,11.6298975
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