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201917, ATHENIAN, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, 3725

  • Vase Number: 201917
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: PELIKE
  • Date: -525 to -475
  • Attributed To: BERLIN P by BEAZLEY
  • Last Recorded Collection: Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum: 333
  • Previous Collections:
    • Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum: 3725
  • Publication Record: American Journal of Archaeology: 83 (1979) PL.26, FIGS.16-17 (A,B)
    Antike Welt: 2 (2010) 7 TOP (COLOUR OF PART OF A)
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 204.109, 1633
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, 1st ed. (Oxford, 1942): 27.1
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 65.1
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 342
    Benndorf, O., Wiener Vorlegeblätter für archäologische Übungen (Vienna, 1888-1890/91): 1, PL.1.2
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases (London, 1975): FIG.143 (A,B)
    Bruxelles, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Hommes et Dieux de la Grece Antique (1.10-2.12.1982): 163, NO.95 (A)
    Burn, L. and Glynn, R., Beazley Addenda (Oxford, 1982): 96
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 193
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: WIEN, KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM 2, 16-17, PLS.(68,69) 68.1-2, 69.1-5 View Whole CVA Plates
    Dedalo: 9 (1928-9) 452-3
    Descoeudres, J-P. (ed.), Eumousia, Ceramic and Iconographic Studies in Honour of Alexander Cambitoglou (Sydney, 1990): PL.19.3 (B)
    Furtwängler, A. and Reichhold, K., Griechische Vasenmalerei (Munich, 1904-32): PL.72 (A, B), II, 80
    Geroulanos, S. and Bridler, R., Trauma, Wund-Entstehung und Wund-Pflege im antiken Griechenland (Mainz, 1994): FIG.31 (A)
    Götter Heroen Menschen, Antikes Leben im Spiegel der Kunst, Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna, 1974): PL.17 (A)
    Henle, J., Greek Myths, a Vase Painter's Notebook (Indiana, 1973): 3, FIGS.3-4 (A,B)
    Hoppin, J.C., Euthymides and his fellows (Cambridge, 1917): PL.22
    J. Paul Getty Museum Journal: 6-7 (1978-79) 135, FIG.8 (A)
    Journal of Hellenic Studies: 103 (1983) PL.5A-B (A,B)
    Keuls, E.C., Painter and Poet in Ancient Greece, Iconography and the Literary Arts (Stuttgart and Leipzig, 1997): 414, FIG.78 (B)
    Knoepfler, D., Les Imagiers de l'Orestie, Mille ans d'art antique autour d'un mythe grec (Zurich, 1993): PLS.2-3, BACKCOVER (COLOUR OF PART)
    Kressirer, K., Das Greisenalter in der griechischen Antike. Untersuchung der Vasenbilder und Schriftquellen der archaischen und klassischen Zeit (Hamburg, 2016): 845, NO.325 (B)
    Kéi, N., L'esthétique des fleurs, kosmos, poikilia et kharis dans la céramique attique du VIe et du Ve siècle av. n. ère, ICON 22 (Berlin and Boston, 2022): 127, FIG.94 (A)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: I, PL.287, AIGISTHOS 6 (A)
    Meyer, M. and von den Hoff, R. (eds.), Helden wie sie. Übermensch, Vorbild, Kultfigur in der griechischen Antike (Vienna, 2010): 126, FIG.8 (A)
    Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Römische Abteilung: 78 (1971) 191, FIG.2 (A)
    Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Römische Abteilung: 78 (1971) 191, FIG.2 (DRAWING OF A)
    Monumenti inediti pubblicati dall'Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (Rome, 1829-91): VIII, PL.15.1
    Padgett, J.M. (ed.), The Berlin Painter and His World, Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C., Princeton University Art Museum Monograph Series (New Haven and London, 2017): 43, FIG.2, 218-220, NO.3 (COLOUR OF A, B AND GHOST)
    Pfuhl, E., Malerei und Zeichnung der Griechen (Munich, 1923): FIG.370
    Pfuhl, E., Masterpieces of Greek drawing and painting (London, 1926): FIG.43
    Powell, B. Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. The Essential Books (Oxford, 2015): 261, FIG.1.2 (PART OF BD)
    Prag, A., The Oresteia (Warminster, 1985): PL.9, FIGS.C-D (A,B)
    Schefold, K., Götter und Heldensagen der Griechen in der spätarchaischen Kunst (Munich, 1978): FIGS.351-52 (A,B)
    Sechan, L., Etudes sur la tragedie grecque dans ses rapports avec la ceramique (Paris, 1926): 27, FIG.6 (A,B, DRAWINGS)
    von Lücken, G., Greek vase paintings, Peintures de vases grecques (The Hague, 1921): PL.85
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 7961
  • LIMC ID: 8411
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum 3725.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF pelike. From Cerveteri. Berlin Painter. Ca. 500. Very early (Beazley).
  • CAVI Subject: The Murder of Aegisthus: A: Orestes, Aegisthus, Chrysothemis. B: Clytemnestra, Talthybius.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: A: to left of Chrysothemis' legs: Κρυσοθεμις, retr., for Χρυσοθεμις. To right of Orestes' head: Ορεστες. Under Aegisthus' throne: Αιγισθος. B: to left of Talthybius' back: Θαλθυβιος. To right of Clytemnestra's body: Κλυταιμεστρα. Under the foot, Gr.: ΑΡ [[lig.]] with an extended cross bar. See Johnston (1979), 133/9E 78.
  • CAVI Comments: Ex Oest. Mus. 333. Earlier often attributed to Euthymides; Beazley in ARV[1] 27/1 attributed it to the Vienna Painter; in ARV[2] he accepted Robertson's attribution to the very early Berlin Painter.
  • CAVI Number: 7961
  • AVI Bibliography: Masner (1892), 50 and pl. (facs.); not ill. — FR (1904–32), ii, 75-81, pl. 72. — Hackl (1909), 36/357. — F. Eichler, CVA Vienna 2, Austria 2 (1959), pls. 68-69; p. 17, facs. of Gr. — ARV[2] (1963), 204/109), 1633. — Para. (1971), 342. — Add.[2] (1989), 193 (much bibl.). — AttScr (1990), no. 494.
  • 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: 41.992798,12.092428
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 42.0047755,12.10281885
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