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4330, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, 1847,0716.1

  • Vase Number: 4330
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: AMPHORA, BELLY, TYPE B
  • Provenance: ITALY, ETRURIA, VULCI
  • Date: -550 to -500
  • Inscriptions: Named: LAIOS, KELEOS, KERBEROS, AIGOLIOS
  • Attributed To: Manner of BERLIN 1686, P OF by UNKNOWN
    Manner of PRINCETON P by UNKNOWN
  • Last Recorded Collection: London, British Museum: B177
  • Previous Collections:
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 134 (305.21QUATER)
    Böhr, E., Der Schaukelmaler (Mainz, 1982): PL.199B
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: LONDON, BRITISH MUSEUM 3, III.He.6, PL.(152) 32.1A-C View Whole CVA Plates
    Davies, M. and Kathirithamby, I., Greek Insects (London, 1986): 67, FIG.13 (A)
    Distler, S.A., Bauern und Banausen: Darstellungen des Handwerks und der Landwirtschaft in der griechischen Vasenmalerei (Wiesbaden, 2022): PL.45.1 (A)
    Ephemeris Archaiologike: 127 (1988) 131, FIG.13C (A)
    Grmek, M., and Gourevitch, D., Les maladies dans l'art antique (1998): 103, FIG.67 (A)
    Kerenyi, K., Dionysos (London, 1976): FIGS.16, 17 (A, B)
    Korshak, Y., Frontal Faces in Attic Vase Painting of the Archaic Period (Chicago, 1977): 134, FIG.80 (A)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: SUPPLEMENTUM 1, PL.23, AIGOLIOS 1 (A)
    Morais, R., Centeno, R., and Freitas Ferreira, D. (eds.), Myths, Gods and Heroes. Greek Vases in Portugal – Mitos, Deuses e Heróis. Vasos Gregos em Portugal (Porto, 2022): II, 230, FIG.1 (COLOUR OF A)
    Oakley, J.H., A Guide to Scenes of Daily Life on Athenian Vases (Madison, 2020): 94, FIG.4.11 (A)
    Ransome, H.M., The Sacred Bee in ancient times and folklore (London, 1937): PL.9 AT 92-93 (A)
    Sakellarake, G., Idaio Antro: hiero kai manteio (Athens, 2013): 31, FIG.4 (COLOUR OF A)
    Verbruggen, H., Le Zeus Cretois (Paris, 1981): 236, FIG.9 (DRAWING OF A)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 4249
  • LIMC ID: 200913
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  • CAVI Collection: London B 177.
  • CAVI Lemma: BF neck amphora. Unattributed{1}. Third quarter sixth (?).
  • CAVI Subject: A: Laios, Keleos, Kerberos, Aigolios, stung by bees. B: satyrs and maenads.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: A: Laios. Keleos. Kerberos. Aigolios.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} Bea. Arch. gives two anonymous attributions: manner of the Painter of Berlin 1686 and manner of the Princeton Painter.
  • CAVI Comments: The inscriptions are surely false. Beazley in Para. does not mention them; he merely says that the amphora `Basel, ex Züst' [now Basel, Ant. Mus. Z-364, see Add.[2] 80], by the Swing Painter, has the same subject as London B 177, the subject being: B: men attacked by bees. Bea. Arch. seems to consider the inscriptions genuine.
  • CAVI Number: 4249
  • AVI Bibliography: BADB 4330. — H.B. Walters, CVA London 3, Great Britain 4 (1927), pl. 32,1a-c. — Para. (1971), 134/under 21 quater. — Kerényi (1976), figs. 16-17 (A, B). — Verbruggen (1981), 236, fig. 9 (dr. of A). — Böhr (1982), pl. 100B. — Davies–Kathirithamby (1986), 67, fig. 13 (A). — Add.[2] (1989), 80.
  • 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: 42.421429,11.702499
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 42.419009,11.6298975
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