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915, ATHENIAN, Paris, Musée du Louvre, Campana Collection, F66

  • Vase Number: 915
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: CUP, SIANA
  • Provenance: ITALY, ETRURIA
  • Date: -575 to -525
  • Inscriptions: Inscription: KALON EIMI TO POTERION KALON
  • Attributed To: Compare TALEIDES SIANA CUPS, CLASS OF* by BRIJDER
  • Decoration: A,B: INSCRIPTION
  • Last Recorded Collection: Paris, Musée du Louvre: F66
  • Previous Collections:
    • Campana Collection: 339
  • Publication Record: Archeologia Classica: 25-26 (1973-4), PL.65.1
    Brijder, H.A.G., Siana Cups III, The Red-black painter, Griffin-bird Painter and Siana Cups resembling Lip-cups (Amsterdam, 2000): PLS.198A, 199B, 266A (A, I, PROFILE)
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: PARIS, MUSEE DU LOUVRE 8, III.H.E.60, III.H.E.61, PL.(509) 77.8.12 View Whole CVA Plates
    Pottier, E., Vases antiques du Louvre (Paris, 1897-1922): PL.68 (I)
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  • AVI Record Number: 6293
  • CAVI Collection: Paris, Louvre F 66.
  • CAVI Lemma: BF Siana cup. From Etruria. Unattributed. Second quarter sixth.
  • CAVI Subject: Int.: a man running. Ext.: no figured decoration (inscriptions on the lip).
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Int.: nonsense inscriptions poorly reported in CVA: to left of the man's face, in a downward curve: αγβξμαο̣(.)(.), retr.{1}. (combining autopsy with the photo in CVA). CVA's text tries to read Αλεξ[ι]μα(χ)ος. To right of the man's head, similarly curved: [--]υκςβ(ατ), the last two letters upside down. A third inscription is between the man's legs. Ext.: inscriptions well-spaced on the lip, going partly under the handles: A: Beazley's reading in JHS: καλον ειμι το ποτεριον καλ[ον]. B: nonsense: given as repetition of καυ not less than three times.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} `Ionic' gamma.
  • CAVI Comments: Restored. I suspect use of the Corinthian alphabet, as the use of beta (and of course xi) would be very unusual in Attic nonsense.
  • CAVI Number: 6293
  • AVI Bibliography: BADB 915. — Photo. — Pottier (1897–1922), ...., 97, pl. 68. — Beazley (1932), 178, n. 1. — E. Pottier, CVA Louvre 8, France 12 (1933), III H e, pl. 77,8,12 (Int., A). — Amyx (1958), 207 n. 51 (mention). — Lazzarini (1973–4), pl. 65,1.
  • 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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  • Coordinates: 42.8333,12.8333
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 42.6332157066,11.6431119707
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