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209970, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, 1873,0111.7

  • Vase Number: 209970
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: PYXIS
  • Provenance: GREECE, ATHENS
  • Date: -475 to -425
  • Attributed To: Follower of DOURIS by BEAZLEY
  • Current Collection: London, British Museum: 1873.1-11.7
  • Previous Collections:
  • Publication Record: American Journal of Archaeology: 114 (2010) 430-431, FIGS.1-2 (COLOUR OF BD AND LD, DRAWING OF BD AND LD, COLOUR OF PARTS)
    Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene: 97 (2019) 125, FIG.18 (COLOUR OF BD)
    Arts (online journal): 8.2 (2019) 52, FIG.15 (COLOUR OF BD)
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1670
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 805.89
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 268.19
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 420
    Burn, L. and Glynn, R., Beazley Addenda (Oxford, 1982): 143
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 291
    Cavalier, O. (ed.), Silence et Fureur, La femme et le marriage en Grece, Les antiquites grecques du Musee Calvet (Avignon, ca.1997): 263, FIG.100 (PART)
    Cohen, B., The Colours of Clay, Special Techniques in Athenian Vases (Los Angeles, 2006): II, 180, FIG.48 (COLOUR OF PART)
    Dietrich, N., Figur ohne Raum? Bäume und Felsen in der attischen Vasenmalerei des 6. und 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr., Image & Context 7 (Berlin, 2010): 477, FIG.408 (BD)
    Duby, G., Perrot, M. (eds.), Histoire des femmes (Plon, 1991): 216, FIG.35 (DRAWING)
    Furtwängler, A. and Reichhold, K., Griechische Vasenmalerei (Munich, 1904-32): PL.57.1 (BD)
    Gherchanoc, F. and Huet, V. (eds.), Vetements antiques, S'habiller, se deshabiller dans les mondes anciens (Arles, 2012): 158, FIG.11 (COLOUR OF PART OF BD)
    Harich-Schwarzbauer, H. and Späth, T. (eds.), Gender Studies in den Altertumswissenschaften. Räume und Geschlechter in der Antike (Trier, 2005): 103, FIG.8 (DRAWING OF BD)
    Lapatin, K. (ed.), Papers on Special Techniques in Athenian Vases, Proceedings of a symposium held in connection with the exhibition The Colours of Clay: Special Techniques in Athenian Vases, at the Getty Villa, June 15-17, 2006 (Los Angeles, 2008): 74, FIG.1 (DRAWING)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: IV, PL.358, HELENE 380 (PART)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: V, PL.472, IPHIGENEIA 32 (PART)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VII, PL.685, KASSANDRA I 205 (PART)
    Lyons, D., Gender and Immortality, Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult (Princeton, 1997): 41, FIG.3 (PART OF BD)
    Mannack, T., Griechische Vasenmalerei, Eine Einführung, 2nd edition (Darmstadt, 2012): 44, FIG.16 (BD, PARTS OF BD AND LD)
    Oakley, J.H. et al., Athenian Potters and Painters, The Conference Proceedings (Oxford, 1997): 329, FIG.12 (PART OF BD)
    Reeder, E.D. et al., Pandora, Women in Classical Greece (Baltimore, 1995): 98, FIGS.9-12
    Salamone, G., Una e molteplice, la ninfa eponima di citta. Iconografie monetali e semantica (Reggio, 2012): 213, FIG.265 (PART)
    Schmidt, S., Rhetorische Bilder auf attischen Vasen, Visuelle Kommunikation im 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. (Berlin, 2005): 132, FIG.65 (BD)
    Sengoku-Haga, K., Jenkins, I., et al., The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece from the British Museum (Osaka, 2011): 132, NO.80 (COLOUR BD AND PART OF BD)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 4649
  • LIMC ID: 5305
  • LIMC Web:
  • British Museum Link:
  • CAVI Collection: London E 773.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF pyxis with lid. From Athens. Unidentified follower of Douris. Second quarter fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: Six women at home (seated woman working wool, with standing companions). One girl looks out from a door, perhaps the bride [Furtw.]).
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Inscriptions above heads: Ιφιγενεια. Δαναε. Ελενε. Κλυταιμε[στ]ρα. Κασσανδρα. One woman is unnamed.
  • CAVI Comments: ARV[2]: Helene is seated. Iphigeneia (at the door) may have been thought of as a bride. Kassandra may be the right-hand woman in the third pair, since she is the more dignified. Kassandra is παρ' ἱστορίαν, the artist may have meant Timandra. Furtwängler points out that the names are all from the Argive royal house. Mixed alphabet. Ionic Gamma and Lambda; Attic sigma. E 772 has figure work by a different hand; the alphabet too is different.
  • CAVI Number: 4649
  • AVI Bibliography: C.H. Smith in BM Cat. E (1896), 365 (not ill.). — FR (1904–32), i, 287 ff., pl. 57,1 (dr.). — ARV[2] (1963), 805/89, 1670. — Add.[2] (1989), 291. — AttScr (1990), no. 910. — LIMC v (1990), 716, Iphigeneia 32, pl. 472. — Lissarrague (1994), 195-97 (discusses the inscriptions). — Sabetai in (1997), 329 and n. 67, fig. 12 (shows some inscriptions).
  • CAVI / AVI Data from Henry Immerwahr's Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions (CAVI), updated by Rudoph Wachter's Attic Vase Inscriptions (AVI)
  • Image Credits: FURTWANGLER-REICHHOLD DRAWINGS: Please consult with Williams College Special Collections staff and Williams College Visual Resources Center staff, regarding questions about publishing and accessing materials from Williams College Special Collections. Researchers are responsible for handling any copyright issues that may be associated with collections and materials.

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