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5173, ATHENIAN, New York (N.Y.), market, Sotheby's, Madison (WI), Elvehjem Museum of Art, LOAN5173

  • Vase Number: 5173
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: AMPHORA, BELLY, TYPE B
  • Date: -575 to -525
  • Attributed To: BERLIN 1686, P OF by BOTHMER
    BERLIN 1686, P OF by MOON
  • Last Recorded Collection: New York (N.Y.), market, Sotheby's
  • Previous Collections:
    • Madison (WI), Elvehjem Museum of Art: LOAN5173
  • Publication Record: Bothmer, D. von, The Amasis Painter and his World (Malibu, 1985): 51, FIG.51 (A)
    Minerva, International Review of Ancient Art and Archaeology: 22.5 (SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2011) 55, FIG.8 (COLOUR OF A)
    Moon, W. & Berge, L., (eds.), Greek Vase Painting in Midwestern Collections (Chicago, 1979): 54, 55, NO.32 (A, B)
    Sotheby, sale catalogue: NEW YORK 8.6.2011, 34, NO.23 (COLOUR OF A AND PART OF A AND B)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 4877
  • CAVI Collection: Madison, Private.
  • CAVI Lemma: BF amphora. Painter of Berlin 1686 (Bothmer). Third quarter sixth. Ca. 550 (Moon).
  • CAVI Subject: A: Departure of a Warrior: in the center, a hoplite, with two children; at left, a man, a youth and a woman; at right, an old man and two other men. B: unexplained subject: in the center, a bearded man with a spear; at left, a group of three: an elderly Hermes and a man talking to a warrior; at right, another group of three: a young Hermes talking to a warrior and a bearded man.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Nonsense: some imitation letters: A: to right of the woman's face, facing her(?): λεσχ(.). To right of the warrior's face: εοσκ^οσ(α){1}. B: to right of the leftmost warrior's leg: εοσ(χ)οσ(.)(.). To lower right of the man talking to the warrior: ιοσ(τ)οι. Behind the back and legs of the older Hermes: εο(ι)^εογϝοσ{1}. Between his and the central figure's heads: εοσ(.)(.). To right of the young Hermes' face: εοσγο(.). Between his and the right warrior's legs: σεσ^γοσεο{1}. (The seventh figure on the right has no inscription.) Under the foot, Dip. and Gr. (not in Johnston (1979)); the shapes are unclear to me.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} a spear intervenes.
  • CAVI Comments: Perhaps on loan to the Elvehjem Museum of the University of Wisconsin: see Moon-Berge. Moon thinks the painter is illiterate (I think all his inscriptions are nonsense of a cetain type). The same Dip. and Gr. under the foot occur on a BF amphora by the same painter, Chicago, Art Institute 1978.114, published by Bothmer in Moon and Berge 52/31, see the fig. on p. 53. Moon discusses the appearance of two figures of Hermes (if both are Hermes) as well as the inscriptions. For other vases by this painter with similar inscriptions see Beazley (1929a), 361-62.
  • CAVI Number: 4877
  • AVI Bibliography: Moon (1979), 54/32.
  • 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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