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215557, ATHENIAN, Madrid, Museo Arqueologico Nacional, Madrid, Museo Arqueologico Nacional, L196

  • Vase Number: 215557
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: CUP
  • Date: -450 to -400
  • Inscriptions: AISON
    Signature: AISON EGRAPSEN
  • Attributed To: AISON by SIGNATURE
  • Last Recorded Collection: Madrid, Museo Arqueologico Nacional: 11365
  • Previous Collections:
    • Madrid, Museo Arqueologico Nacional: L196
  • Publication Record: Antike Denkmäler: II, PL.1
    Arndt, P. et. al., Photographische Einzelaufnahmen antiker Sculpturen (Munich, 1893-): 1730
    Avramidou, A., The Codrus Painter, Iconography and reception of Athenian vases in the age of Pericles (Madison, 2011): 106-107, PL.7A-C (A, B, I, ALL REVERSED)
    Azoulay, V. (ed.), The Tyrant - Slayers of Ancient Athens, A Tale of Two Statues (Oxford, 2017): 193-194, FIGS.A8-9 (A, B, PART OF A)
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1174.1
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1685
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 445.5
    Berard, C. (ed.), Images et societe en Grece ancienne, L'iconographie comme methode d'analyse, Cahiers d'Archeologie Romande 36 (Lausanne, 1987): 75, FIG.2 (PART OF I)
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases, The Classical Period (London, 1989): FIG.292.1-4 (I,A, PART OF B)
    Carter, J.B. and Morris, S.P. (eds.), The Ages of Homer, A Tribute to Emily Townsend Vermeule (Austin, 1995): 516, FIG.31.7 (DRAWING OF PART OF A)
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: MADRID, MUSEO ARQUEOLOGICO NACIONAL 2, IIIID.3-4, PLS.(84-88,98) 1.1-2, 2.1, 3.1-2, 4.1-2, 5.1-2, 15.1 View Whole CVA Plates
    Dietrich, N., Figur ohne Raum? Bäume und Felsen in der attischen Vasenmalerei des 6. und 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr., Image & Context 7 (Berlin, 2010): 56, FIG.36, 426, FIG.355 (A, B)
    Dugas, C., Aison et la peinture ceramique a Athenes a l'epoque de Pericles (Paris, 1930): 45, FIG.9, 49, FIG.10, 121, FIG.25 (I, A, DRAWING OF SIGNATURE)
    Dumoulin, D., Antike Schildkröten (Würzburg, 1994): PL.16, FIG.35 (PART OF A)
    Furtwängler, A. and Reichhold, K., Griechische Vasenmalerei (Munich, 1904-32): III, 48
    Gaia. Revue interdisciplinaire sur la Grece archaique: 16 (2013) 239, FIG.4 (PART OF A)
    Heinemann, A., Der Gott des Gelages. Dionysos, Satyrn und Mänaden auf attischem Trinkgeschirr des 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. (Berlin, 2016): 131, FIG.72 (I)
    Hoppin, A., A handbook of Attic red-figured vases signed by or attributed to the various masters of the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. (Cambridge, 1919): I, 15
    Huf, L., Frauen jenseits der Konvention, Alterszüge, Tätowierungen und afrikanische Physiognomien im Frauenbild attischer Vasen des 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. (Munich, 2018): 198, FIG.76 (COLOUR OF PART OF A)
    Kressirer, K., Das Greisenalter in der griechischen Antike. Untersuchung der Vasenbilder und Schriftquellen der archaischen und klassischen Zeit (Hamburg, 2016): 847, NO.363 (PART OF B)
    Leroux, G., Vases grecs et italo-grecs du Musee Acheologique de Madrid (Bordeaux, 1912): PLS.25-28
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VI, PL.64, KROMMYO 13 (A)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VII, PL.632, THESEUS 52 (PARTS)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VII, PL.661, THESEUS 240 (I)
    Morais, R., Centeno, R., and Freitas Ferreira, D. (eds.), Myths, Gods and Heroes. Greek Vases in Portugal – Mitos, Deuses e Heróis. Vasos Gregos em Portugal (Porto, 2022): I, 270, FIG.5 (COLOUR OF I)
    Neils, J., The Parthenon Frieze (Cambridge, 2001): FIGS.82-84 (A, B, I)
    Pfuhl, E., Malerei und Zeichnung der Griechen (Munich, 1923): FIG.576 (I, A)
    Rohl, D.M., The Lords of Avaris, Uncovering the Legendary Origins of Western Civilization (London, 2007): 249, FIG.247 (PART OF I)
    Schulze, H., Ammen und Pädagogen, Sklavinnen und Sklaven in der antiken Kunst und Gesellschaft (Mainz, 1998): PL.27.4 (PART OF A)
    Servadei, C., La figura di Theseus nella ceramica Attica, Iconografia e iconologia del mito nell' Atene arcaica e classica (Bologna, 2005): 44, FIG.13 (PART)
    Servi, K., The Acropolis, The Acropolis Museum (Athens, 2011): 29 (COLOUR OF I)
    Siftar, L., Das Phänomen der unvollständigen Gestalt in der griechischen Kunst, Unterschiedliche Facetten eines besonderen Darstellungsmittels (Heidelberg, 2018): 353, FIG.20.5, 855, DADA59 (I, DRAWINGS OF I)
    Studi Etruschi: 70 (2004) PL.38A (I)
    Tiverios, M.A., Elliniki techni, archaia angaia (Athens, 1996): 190, FIG.173 (COLOUR OF I)
    Warden, P.G. (ed.), Greek Vase Painting, Form, Figure, and Narrative - Treasures of the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid (Dallas, 2004): 126, NO.29 (COLOUR OF I, A AND B)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 4901
  • LIMC ID: 9932
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Madrid 11,265.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF cup. Aison. Last quarter fifth. Ca. 420.
  • CAVI Subject: Deeds of Theseus: Int.: Theseus and the Minotaur, with Athena. A: the bull; Procroustes; Cercyon. B: Sciron; the sow (Phaea) and the nymph Crommyo; Sinis.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Inscriptions horizontal and mostly above heads: Int.: Αθηναα. Θησευς. Μινω{1}. In the exergue in BG: Αισων :* εγραψεν{6}. A: [Θη]σευς. (The bull not inscribed). Θησευς. Προκροστης{2}. Θησευς. Κερ[κ]υων{3}. B: Θησευς. Σκιρων. Κρομ[μ]υω{4}. (Θ)(η)σευς. Σ̣ινις{5}. Ossorio's readings differ: A: the first Θησευς is complete. Μινως. B: Θησευς. Κιρων. The sow: Κρομυων. Σινις.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} But Alvarez-Ossorio has Μινως, with sigma 2 (= Z); other letters Ionic. Leroux has ΜΙNΩ and restores Μινω[ταυρος]. {2} the dr. in Leroux, pl. 26, shows Προκρο^σv.της, with a spear intervening and odd spacing of the ff. letters. {3} so both text and dr. in Leroux. {4} Κρομυω, Leroux, text and dr. {5} for one Theseus, Leroux has Θ . . . . . (in the text only). {6} ARV[2] wrongly gives Psi 2 (see the chart in AttScr).
  • CAVI Comments: ARV[2] reverses A and B. Note that some figures on B are not inscribed. For the Theseus cycles see Froning (1992a), 131-54. Theta once with 1 1/2 strokes in the circle.
  • CAVI Number: 4901
  • AVI Bibliography: FR (1904–32), iii, 50 f., 48, fig. 21 (after Antike Denkmäler ii, pl. 1 [[noch anpassen, evt. eigener Eintrag]]). — Leroux (1912), 110/196 (facss.), pls. 25-28 (25: ph. of Int., barely shows inscriptions; 26: dr. of A, with inscriptions; 26: ph. of detail of A, shows 2 inscriptions; 28: dr. of B, with inscriptions) (much bibl.). — J.R. Mélida, CVA Madrid 2, Spain 2 (1944), III I d, pls. 1-5 and 15. — ARV[2] (1963), 1174/1 (much bibl.), 1685. — Add.[2] (1989), 339 (much bibl.). — AttScr (1990), no. 1116. — Robertson (1992), 233.
  • 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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