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220498, ATHENIAN, Athens, Ceramicus, 2712

  • Vase Number: 220498
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: HYDRIA, FRAGMENTS
  • Provenance: GREECE, ATHENS, CERAMICUS
  • Date: -450 to -400
  • Attributed To: MEIDIAS P by HAHLAND
  • Decoration: Body 1: DOMESTIC, WOMEN, ONE HOLDING EROS, ONE SEATED ON STOOL WITH BOX, WREATH SUSPENDED
    Body 2: DEATH OF PENTHEUS, WOMEN (MAENADS), ONE WITH SPEAR, ONE WITH SWORD
  • Last Recorded Collection: Athens, Ceramicus: 2712
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1313.6, 1690, 1708
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases, The Classical Period (London, 1989): 146, NO.4 (PART)
    Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies: 52 (2009) 28, PL.9 (BD2)
    Burn, L., The Meidias Painter (Oxford, 1987): PLS.44-45
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 362
    Knigge, U., Der Kerameikos von Athen, Führung durch Ausgrabungen und Geschichte (Athen, 1988): 149, FIG.144 (PART)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: IV, PL.358, HELENE 382 (PART)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: SUPPLEMENTUM 1, PL.193 ORESTES ADD.1 (PART)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: V, PL.284, HERMIONE 6 (BD1)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VII, PL.254, PENTHEUS 25 (PARTS)
    Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Athenische Abteilung: 105 (1990), PLS.25-30, BEILAGEN 7-9
    Pamias, J. (ed.), Parua Mythographica (Oberhaid, 2011): 110, FIG.4 (PART)
    Paul-Zinserling, V., Der Jena-Maler und sein Kreis, Zur Ikonologie einer attischen Schalenwerkstatt um 400 v. Chr. (Mainz, 1994): PL.52.1 (PART OF BD2)
    Pellegrini, E., Eros nella Grecia arcaica e classica, iconografia e iconologia (Rome, 2009): PL.25 (PART OF BD1)
    Robertson, C.M., The art of vase-painting in classical Athens (Cambridge, 1992): 241, FIG.245 (PART)
    Schulze, H., Ammen und Pädagogen, Sklavinnen und Sklaven in der antiken Kunst und Gesellschaft (Mainz, 1998): PL.28.2 (BD1)
    Schöne, A., Der Thiasos, Eine ikonographische Untersuchung über das Gefolge des Dionysos i.d. att. Vasenmalerei des 6.u.5. Jhs.v.Chr. (Goteborg,1987): PL.11 (BD2)
    Valavanis, P. and Petrakos, V., Great Moments in Greek Archaeology (Malibu, 2007): 67, FIG.25 (COLOUR OF PART OF BD2)
  • AVI Web: https://www.avi.unibas.ch/DB/searchform.html?ID=1877
  • AVI Record Number: 1754
  • LIMC ID: 498
  • LIMC Web: http://ark.dasch.swiss/ark:/72163/080e-73aaa9dbf8ce3-2
  • CAVI Collection: Athens, Ceramicus 2712.
  • CAVI Lemma: Fragmentary RF hydria (kalpis). From Athens. Meidias Painter. Last quarter fifth. 430-420 (Knigge).
  • CAVI Subject: Upper zone: Helen and her sisters: H. seated brooding in the center, with Eros on her lap; Phylonoe leans over her; at left, Phoibe; Klytaimestra [sic Burn, text]; woman suckling a child; at right, Hermione (daughter); Hilaeira (sister); two women. Lower zone: Death of Pentheus.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Upper zone: hελενε [[h(ε)λ]]. Ερ[ως]. Φυλονοε. hερμιο̣νε [[h(ε)ρ]]. Ιλαε[ι]ρα. New reading: another woman: Τ[.]μ[..]ρ{1}. Κλυταιμεστρα. Φοιβα. New reading: woman: Ρσ[.]ν[.]α{2}. Above the baby held by her: new reading: Ορε̣στε[ς]{3}. Lower zone: above Pentheus' head: Π̣ενθ̣ευς.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} so the text but the dr. shows: [.]τμ[2-3]ιρ. Schöne (p. 169) restores: Τιμανδρα, daughter of Tyndareus and Leda. {2} the dr. shows: [--]ρσ[..]ν[.]α. S. (p. 170) restores Αρσινοα, the nurse of Orestes in Pi., Pyth. 11.17ff. {3} the second epsilon only in the dr.
  • CAVI Comments: ARV[2] has only the frs. found in 1915. Frs. found 1960-61: AA 1964, 433, figs. 25-27; Delt. 18 (1963) Chron. 27ff., pls. 24-25, ARV[2] 1690. - Brooding Helen: cf. Berlin 30,036 and Athens 14,792. - The inscriptions identify the scene as Helen in the family of the Spartan king Tyndareus: Hermione was the daughter of Helen and Menelaus; Klytaimestra and Phylonoe are her sisters; Phoiba and Hilaeira as Leucippidae and wives of Dioscouri are her sisters-in-law. [So Schöne who says that Burn wrongly identifies Hilaeira as a sister of Helen. But Phoiba is also a sister of Klytaimestra and hence of Helen: see Pape, s.v. {6} . I wonder if all the women are not here to be thought of as sisters of Helen.] Schöne interprets the general meaning of both scenes as the curse of the gods against resisting mortals; the upper zone, as pointing to the fates of all the women (note Eros with Helen). Mixed alphabet with Ionic lambda and sigma. Note syllabic heta.
  • CAVI Number: 1754
  • AVI Bibliography: ARV[2] (1963), 1313/6, 1690, 1708. — Knigge (1975), 133-34, pls. 48,1 (detail; invis.), 49,4 and 50,3 (details; invis.). — Burn (1987), 69-70, 97/M 6, phs. figs. 44a, b, 45a, b (invis.). — L. Kahil, LIMC iv (1988), 544, Helene 382, ph. pl. 358 (invis.). — Add.[2] (1989), 362. — A. Schöne (1990), phs. pls. 25–30 (almost nothing vis.), drs. Beilagen 7–9. — Robertson (1992), 240 and 318 n. 40 [sic].
  • CAVI / AVI Data from Henry Immerwahr's Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions (CAVI), updated by Rudoph Wachter's Attic Vase Inscriptions (AVI)
  • Pleiades URI: https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/97294452
  • Coordinates: 37.978333,23.718611
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 37.978333,23.718611
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