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138, ATHENIAN, Berlin, Antikensammlung, Berlin, Schloss Charlottenburg, 3228

  • Vase Number: 138
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: PELIKE
  • Provenance: ITALY, ORVIETO
  • Date: -525 to -475
  • Current Collection: Berlin, Antikensammlung: 3228
  • Previous Collections:
    • Berlin, Schloss Charlottenburg: 3228
  • Publication Record: Archaeological News: 8 (1979) 1, 3, FIG.3 (A)
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: BERLIN, ANTIKENMUSEUM 7, 36-37, BEILAGE 6.4, PLS.(3021,3022,3041) 28.1-2, 29.1-2,48.5 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): 194, FIG.172 (B)
    Expedition, Bulletin of the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania: 19 (1976)1, 47, FIG.17 (A)
    Heilmeyer, W-D. et al., Antikenmuseum Berlin, Die ausgestellten Werke (Berlin, 1988): 94, NO.1 (A)
    Hephaistos: 11/12 (1992/93) 72, FIG.18 (A)
    Journal of Hellenic Studies: 95 (1975) PL.14E
    Kressirer, K., Das Greisenalter in der griechischen Antike. Untersuchung der Vasenbilder und Schriftquellen der archaischen und klassischen Zeit (Hamburg, 2016): 882, NO.1269 (A)
    Lissarrague, F., La cite des satyres. Une anthropologie ludique (Athenes, VIe-Ve siecle avant J.-C.) (Paris, 2013): 91, FIG.67 (COLOUR OF A)
    Marcade, J., Eros Kalos (Geneva, 1962): 116-17
    Matheson, S.B. and Pollitt, J.J., Old Age in Greek and Roman Art (Yale, 2022): 233, APP.126 (COLOUR OF A)
    Oakley, J.H. (ed.), Athenian Potters and Painters, Volume III (Oxford and Philadelphia, 2014): 200, FIG.9 (A)
    Oakley, J.H. et al., Athenian Potters and Painters, The Conference Proceedings (Oxford, 1997): 64, FIG.1 (A)
    Pfuhl, E., Malerei und Zeichnung der Griechen (Munich, 1923): FIG.276
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 2449
  • LIMC ID: 45355
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Berlin inv. 3228.
  • CAVI Lemma: BF pelike. From Orvieto. Unattributed. Ca. 500 (Mommsen).
  • CAVI Subject: A: at the well: in the center, an old man pulls up the rope from which a pelike is suspended (out of the well; the well head is a pithos); at left, a tree supports the arrangement with a counterweight; further to left, a satyr is greeted by a seated woman; to right of the well, a woman with pelike and amphora.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Nonsense: above the supporting branch: four imitation letters. Below it, similar, interrupted by the tree trunk. To right of the old man: three - four imitation letters. Under the foot, Gr.: chi surmounted by rho. Not in Johnston (1979).
  • CAVI Comments: For the interpretation of the scene, see CVA, pp. 36-37. Buschor thought of an early satyr play (forerunner of Aeschylus' Amymone); Mommsen prefers evryday life, with the satyr introducing an erotic element.
  • CAVI Number: 2449
  • AVI Bibliography: Furtwängler (1893), 85/16. — Buschor (1943), 102f., fig. 74. — H. Mommsen, CVA Berlin 7, Germany 61 (1991), pls. 28, 29,1-2, 48,5, Beilage F (much 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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  • Coordinates: 42.718642,12.114315
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 42.7225286,12.1198882
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