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206036, ATHENIAN, Boston (MA), Museum of Fine Arts, 95.39

  • Vase Number: 206036
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: LEKYTHOS
  • Date: -500 to -450
  • Attributed To: ALKIMACHOS P by BEAZLEY
  • Last Recorded Collection: Boston (MA), Museum of Fine Arts: 95.39
  • Publication Record: Arafat, K., Classical Zeus, A Study in Art and Literature (Oxford, 1990): PL.10A
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 533.58
    Beazley, J.D., Attic red-figured Vases in American Museums (Cambridge, 1918): 135
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 298.25
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 384
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases, The Classical Period (London, 1989): FIG.46
    Burn, L. and Glynn, R., Beazley Addenda (Oxford, 1982): 124
    Carpenter, T.H., Art and Myth in Ancient Greece (London, 1991): FIG.108
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 255
    Dietrich, N., Das Attribut als Problem, Eine bildwissenschaftliche Untersuchung zur griechischen Kunst (Berlin, Munich, and Boston, 2018): 68, FIG.2.9 (BD)
    Hamdorf, D., Dionysos, Bacchus, Kult und Wandlungen des Weingottes (Munich, 1986): 73, FIGS.33-34
    Knauss, F.S. (ed.), Die unsterblichen Götter Griechenlands, Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek München (Munich, 2012): 170, FIG.12.3 (DRAWING OF BD)
    Lefkowitz, M., Greek Gods, Human Lives (New Haven and London, 2003): 160 (BD)
    Morford, M. et al., Classical Mythology, International Ninth Edition (Oxford, 2011): 300
    Stark, M., Göttliche Kinder, Ikonographische Untersuchung zu den Darstellungskonzeptionen von Gott und Kind bzw. Gott und Mensch in der griechischen Kunst (Stuttgart, 2012): PL.7 (BD)
    Studi Etruschi: 79 (2016) PL.30B (BD)
    Terranova, C. (ed.), La presenza dei bambini nelle religioni del Mediterraneo antico (Roma, 2014): 345, FIG.2 (COLOUR OF BD)
    Van Keuren, F. (ed.), Myth, Sexuality and Power, Images of Jupiter in Western Art, Archaeologia Transatlantica XVI (Louvain-La-Neuve, 1998): 24, FIG.4 (BD)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 2638
  • LIMC ID: 24926
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Boston 95.39.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF lekythos From Eretria. Alkimachos Painter. Second quarter fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: Birth of Dionysus from Zeus, with Hermes: at left, Zeus seated on a rock, with the baby emerging from his thigh; at right, Hermes, frontal and looking at Zeus.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Above Zeus' head, bearing slightly downward, irregular non-stoich. two-liner: εσνοσν | νοσν (my reading). Sue Chapman's dr.: κσνοσν | νοσν{1}. CB, text: εσνοσν νοσν. . . . . .. . . . .
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} error?
  • CAVI Comments: Not stoich., not aligned on left, but horizontal. Cf. AttScr (1990), 99 and n. 5. "Very similar combinations are common in our painter; his favorite letters are nu, omikron, and sigma." (Beazley in CB). B. compares Plovdiv, ARV[2] 529/11, RA 38 (1951) 32-38, BCH 1957, 150 and 155, fig. 12. Three-stroke sigma.
  • CAVI Number: 2638
  • AVI Bibliography: CB (1931–63), iii, 47/148, pl. 84,1 (dr.) and 4 (ph.). — ARV[2] (1963), 533/58. — Para. (1971), 384. — Add.[2] (1989), 255. — AttScr (1990), no. 659.
  • 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: 38.393272,23.793125
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 38.399266,23.7918065
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