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205321, ATHENIAN, Athens, National Museum, 15375

  • Vase Number: 205321
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: ARYBALLOS
  • Provenance: GREECE, ATHENS
  • Date: -500 to -450
  • Inscriptions: DOURIS
    Signature: DORIS EPOIESEN
  • Attributed To: DOURIS by SIGNATURE
  • Current Collection: Athens, National Museum: 15375
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 447.274, 1653
    Buitron-Oliver, D., Douris, A Master-Painter of Athenian Red-Figure Vases (Mainz, 1995): PL.56.85
    Burn, L. and Glynn, R., Beazley Addenda (Oxford, 1982): 118
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 241
    Greco, E., Topografia di Atene. Sviluppo urbano e monumenti dalle origini al III secolo d.C. (Athens, 2014): VOL.3.1, 631, FIG.324 (PART OF BD)
    Haspels, C.H.E., Attic Black-figured Lekythoi (Paris, 1936): 93, 127.2, 132-133
    Kaltsas N. (ed.), Agon, Exhibition catalogue (Athens, 2004): 152, NO.42 (COLOUR OF PART)
    Kaltsas, N. (ed.), Athens-Sparta (New York, 2006): 108, FIG.3 (COLOUR OF PART)
    Pallas, Revue d'etudes antiques: 94 (2014) 57, FIG.4A (PART OF BD)
    Robertson, C.M., The art of vase-painting in classical Athens (Cambridge, 1992): 92, FIG.85 (PART)
    Spivey, N. and Rasmussen, T. (eds.) Looking at Greek Vases (Cambridge, 1991): 5, FIG.1
    Stampolidis, N.C. and Tassoulas, Y. (eds.), Eros: from Hesiod’s Theogony to Late Antiquity, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, 10th December 2009-11th April 2010 (Athens, 2009): 239, NO.211 (COLOUR OF PART)
    Tsingarida, A. and Viviers, D. (eds.), Pottery Markets in the Ancient Greek World (8th - 1st Centuries B.C.). Proceedings of the International Symposium held at the Universite libre de Bruxelles19-21 June 2008 (Brussels, 2013): 42, FIGS.2A-B (COLOUR OF PARTS)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 906
  • LIMC ID: 35199
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Athens, N.M. 15,375.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF aryballos. From Athens, Stadium Street (Royal Stables). Douris. Douris, potter. Ca. 480. Period 3 (ARV[2], p. 426). Ca. 490 (Beazley (1927–8)).
  • CAVI Subject: Two Erotes flying from either side toward a boy fleeing to right; that on the left carries a whip.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: On the shoulder, above the left Eros, left-aligned horizontal two-liner, Gr.:{1}. Δορις | εποιεσεν. Starting to right of the handle, in a large double curved above the wing of the left Eros and to right of his head, Gr. [so stated in Delt., p. 108]: Ασοποδορω hε λεγυθος. Probably written after the signature, but by the same hand: I do not know whether before or after firing, but it clearly goes through the glaze. Robertson (1992), says of the second inscriptin that it is `painted before firing'. The publication of the vase in Delt. 11 (1927-28) 91-110, states on p. 108 that the owner's inscription is incised; I cannot find a statement there about the signature. Tiverios calls the vase a bespoken piece.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} see Cohen: both inscriptions are Grr. (before firing?); Beazley in ARV[2] does not mention this. The inscriptions look like Grr., but this fact is not mentioned by B.-O, although on p. 45 she says that the inscriptions were done before firing.
  • CAVI Comments: For the excavations under the Royal Stables, see BCH 71-72 (1947-48) 390. The vase was found with a number of lesser lekythoi, all 10-15 years later: an heirloom. Asopodoros is a not uncommon name in Attica; see LGPN ii. - Attic alphabet. Dotted delta. Tailed rho.
  • CAVI Number: 0906
  • AVI Bibliography: Beazley (1927–8), 205/8. — Papaspyridi–Kyparissis (1927–8), 91-110, fig. 4 , dr. facing p. 96, pls. 4-5 [The main publication]. — Haspels (1936), 127 [[n. 7]]. — ARV[2] (1963), 447/274, 426, 1653. — Webster (1972), 45 and 285. — Philippaki (1974), 86. — Schefold (1981), 193, figs. 258-60. — Tiverios (1981a), 378-79. — Add.[2] (1989), 241 (bibl.). — Beazley (1989), 58. — AttScr (1990), no. 538. — Cohen (1991), note 56. — Robertson (1992), 92 and n. 282 (with wrong reference), fig. 85 (A). — Buitron-Oliver (1995), 23, 45 and nn. 317-18, 62f. and n. 430, 78/85, pl. 56 (2 phs. show inscriptions).
  • 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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