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9017718, ATHENIAN, Rome, Mus. Naz. Etrusco di Villa Giulia, 50404

  • Vase Number: 9017718
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: CUP
  • Date: -500 to -450
  • Inscriptions: ARISTAGORAS
    Transcription: ARISTAGORAS
  • Decoration: A,B: KOMOS
  • Last Recorded Collection: Rome, Mus. Naz. Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 50404
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1565.1
    Immerwahr, H., A Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions, Preliminary Edition (1998): 7182
    Stampolidis, N.C. and Tassoulas, Y. (eds.), Eros: from Hesiod’s Theogony to Late Antiquity, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, 10th December 2009-11th April 2010 (Athens, 2009): 264, NO.238 (COLOUR OF I)
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  • AVI Record Number: 7182
  • LIMC ID: 203336
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  • CAVI Collection: Rome, Villa Giulia 50,404.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF cup. Unattributed{1}. First quarter fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: Int.: two hetaerae at the Haloa fetival: they dance around a phallus supported by stylized testicles as a base. [`dancing' seems better than `erecting a phallus'. It could be that the right hetaera who is nude is erecting it, or holding it upright, while the left one, who is draped, dances around it]. A: komos of four dancing youths. B: komos of four figures, two fighting and two bearded.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Int.: above the scene, near the margin: καλ̣ος; on the middle and lower right, similar: hο παις. Caruso reads: Int.: ο πα[ς] κα[λ]ος. On the phallus, vertically down, in BG: καλε{2}. A: Φρισσταγορας καλος, for Αρισσταγορας. Beazley reads: ΦΡΙΣΣ ΤΑΛΟΡΑΣ ΚΑΛΟΣ. [sic]. A: under the rim: κ[α]λος ο π[α]ις. Caruso: traces of illegible letters.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} Mingazzini attributes to Oedipus Ptr., a follower of Douris. {2} very sloppy: The letters unclear; it may perhaps be read retr. kappa = chi 1; alpha = delta S 1; lambda = gamma 2 (lambda 5), unless the inscription is to be read retr., when lambda would be 2; epsilon near 8 (se the chart in AttScr).
  • CAVI Comments: Beazley thinks the writer may have had another kalos in mind and changed after the first letter; he notes that on Louvre C 10,917+ the name is coupled with Phaidrias. - M.'s reading of the inscriptions on the Int. is roughly correct, but for A he gives only κ[α]λος hο π[α]ις and no name. The facss. make no sense.
  • CAVI Number: 7182
  • AVI Bibliography: Photo (Int.). — Klein (1898), .... s.v. Aristagoras. — Vorberg (1926), pl. 9 (Int.). — Deubner (1932), pl. 4. — Vorberg (1932), 493. — ARV[2] (1963), 1565/1. — Mingazzini (1971), 35/649, pls. 117,7, 119,2 (shows Int. inscriptions), 120,1-2, 121,1-2, B, fig. 1 and E, fig. 1 (facss. A and Int.). — Caruso (1985), 39/44 (Int.; the ph. (Int.) shows traces of the inscriptions on the BG, and clearly that on the phallus). — Add.[2] (1989), 388 (bibl.).
  • 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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