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4615, ATHENIAN, Leuven, University, Antwerp, private, 1000

  • Vase Number: 4615
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: PLATE
  • Date: -450 to -400
  • Attributed To: MEIDIAS P by CRAMERS
  • Last Recorded Collection: Leuven, University: 1000
  • Previous Collections:
    • Antwerp, private: G36
  • Publication Record: Archäologischer Anzeiger: 1978, 68-71, FIGS.1-5
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases, The Classical Period (London, 1989): FIG.305
    Burn, L., The Meidias Painter (Oxford, 1987): PL.46
    Kunze-Götte, E., Myrte (Kilchberg, 2006): 48, FIG.23 (OV)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: II, PL.631, ASKLEPIOS 1
    Schefold, K., Die Göttersage in der klassischen und hellenistischen Kunst (Munich, 1981): 57, FIG.70
    Shapiro, H.A., Personifications in Greek Art, The Representation of Abstract Concepts 600-400 BC (Zurich, 1993): 65, FIG.18
    Smith, A.C., Polis and Personification in Classical Athenian Art (Leiden, 2011): FIGS.5.14-5.15
    Verbanck-Pierard, A. (ed.), Au Temps d'Hippocrate, Medecine et Societe en Grece Antique (Mariemont, 1998): 239-242, NO.7 (I, DRAWING OF I, COLOUR OF PARTS)
    de Cesare, M., Le statue in immagine, Studi sulle raffigurazioni di statue nella pittura vascolare greca (Rome, 1997): 191, FIG.126
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 4189
  • LIMC ID: 26617
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Leuven, Katholieke Universiteit.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF plate. From Athens (probably) (Burn). Meidias Painter (Cramers). Late fifth. 420-410 (Shapiro).
  • CAVI Subject: The Childhood of Asclepius: at left, two women, that on the left leaning against the other's shoulder; the woman on the right holds the infant Asclepius; tripod on a column; a third female seated to left.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Above the leaning woman's lost head, horizontal: Ευ[--]{2}. Above the woman holding the child, horizontal: [Επι]δ̣αυρος. To right of the child, vertically down, starting at the shoulder: Ασσ[κληπιος]. Above the seated woman, horizontal: Ευδαιμονια.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} listed by R. as `Once Leyden, Cramers G 36'; the same number in Bea. Arch. {2} Ευ[κλεια] has been suggested; it is likely (Burn after Simon and Cramers); Shapiro does not decide between Eukleia, Eunomia and Eutychia.
  • CAVI Comments: Ex Antwerp, Private = Leiden, Private = Once Leiden, Cramers G 36 [so Burn.] The plate perhaps a copy of a pinax celebrating a dithyrambic victory because of the tripod; subject of dithyramb might have been the childhood of Asclepius (Simon apud Cramers). Burn calls it the first mention of Asclepius whose introduction to Athens in 420/19 the dithyramb may have celebrated. - For the double sigma, see AttScr. Eukleia is a suitable restoration for the first name (E. Simon apud Cramers).
  • CAVI Number: 4189
  • AVI Bibliography: BADB 4615. — dr. — Cramers (1978), 67-73, figs. 1-5. — Schefold (1981), 57, fig. 70. — LIMC ii (1984), pl. 631, Asklepios 1. — LIMC ii (1984), Asklepios 1*. — LIMC iii (1986), Epidauros. — Burn (1987), 100/M 33, pl. 46. — LIMC iv (1988), Eudaimonia I/3, Eukleia 12. — Boardman (1989), fig. 305. — Burn (1989), 65, fig. 2 (photo). — AttScr (1990), no. 807. — Robertson (1992), 239 and 316 n. 22{1}. — Shapiro (1993), 234/20, 65, fig. 18.
  • 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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