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6557, ATHENIAN, Paris, Musée du Louvre, MNB912

  • Vase Number: 6557
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Sub Technique: SIX
  • Shape Name: LEKYTHOS
  • Provenance: GREECE
  • Date: -525 to -475
  • Attributed To: DIOSPHOS P by HASPELS
  • Last Recorded Collection: Paris, Musée du Louvre: MNB912
  • Publication Record: Haspels, C.H.E., Attic Black-figured Lekythoi (Paris, 1936): 235.76, PLS.37.3, 38.4 (S, PART OF BD)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: I, PL.394, ALEXANDROS 92 (A)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: V, PL.485, IRIS I 16
    Lonis, R., Guerre et religion en Grece a l'epoque classique (Paris, 1979): FIG.11
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 6702
  • LIMC ID: 19914
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Paris, Louvre MNB 912.
  • CAVI Lemma: Lekythos in Six' technique. Diosphos Painter. Early fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: Iris running with a kerykeion in her right hand and tablets in the outstretched left (she is bringing a letter to someone).
  • CAVI Inscriptions: To right of her face, diagonally upward, in white on BG: υυυυυ{1}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} as five English v's; some disjointed.
  • CAVI Comments: Iris may be thought of as speaking while delivering the letter (transmitting the message both orally and in writing?). The vase is important for questions of writing and literacy.
  • CAVI Number: 6702
  • AVI Bibliography: Photo. — Six (1888), ...., no. xvii bis. — Haspels (1936), 97, 106, 111, 235/76, pl. 38,4 (shows inscription).
  • 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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