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275029, ATHENIAN, Vatican City, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco Vaticano, Vatican City, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco Vaticano, 35665

  • Vase Number: 275029
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: CUP, FRAGMENT
  • Date: -525 to -475
  • Inscriptions: Named: MELOU[SA]
  • Attributed To: OLTOS by ASTARITA
  • Last Recorded Collection: Vatican City, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco Vaticano: AST701
  • Previous Collections:
    • Vatican City, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco Vaticano: 35665
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1623.66TER
    Rocco, G., La collezione Astarita nel Museo Gregoriano Etrusco. Ceramica attica bilingue a figure rosse e vernice near (Vatican, 2016): PL.28.20 (INCL. DRAWING OF PART)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 7047
  • LIMC ID: 15128
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Rome, Vatican, Astarita 701.
  • CAVI Lemma: Fr. of RF cup. Oltos. Last quarter sixth.
  • CAVI Subject: A: a maenad; the arm of a satyr(?).
  • CAVI Inscriptions: A: the maenad: Μελου[σα]{1}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} or Μέλ[λ]ουσα or Με̅́λουσα(?). G. Neumann apud K.-D. translates: `die Singende.' Mel(l)ousa is not in C. Fränkel as a maenad name. It occurs in a Christian inscription: [Thessalia; Trikala; 1363-1372 ac] Greece [Chr]. InvThess. [[D. Feissel and J.-M. Spieser, Inventaires en vue d'un recueil des inscriptions historiques de Byzance. I: les inscriptions de Thessalonique (Travaux et Mémoires, 5, 1973[79]; Paris]] 24.10-11: πρὸ ὤρας τῆς [παρού]σης αὐτοῦ ζοῆς, ἀποστερηθείη κ(αὶ) τῆς Μελούσης, but nowhere else in the TLG or PHI disks. Pape has Μελλουσα or Μελουσα as the name of a woman in Inscr. [CIG] 3.5585. Pape also has Μηλουσα as the name of an island near Iberia, in Hecat. apud Steph. Byz. See also New York 44.11.1, CAVI 5697.
  • CAVI Comments: For ou for o (spurious diphthong) see Threatte (1980), 240/4.
  • CAVI Number: 7047
  • AVI Bibliography: ARV[2] (1963), 1523/66 ter. — Kossatz-Deissmann (1991), 184 (Melousa 1).
  • 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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