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213945, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, 1892,0718.8

  • Vase Number: 213945
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Sub Technique: WHITE GROUND
  • Shape Name: LEKYTHOS
  • Provenance: GREECE, ATHENS
  • Date: -475 to -425
  • Inscriptions: Kalos/Kale: LICHAS KALOS SAM[IO]S
  • Attributed To: ACHILLES P by LUCE
  • Last Recorded Collection: London, British Museum: D50
  • Previous Collections:
    • London, British Museum: 1892,0718.8
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1595
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 995.123 , 1677
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 438
    Glazebrook, A. and Tsakirgis, B. (eds.) Houses of Ill Repute: The Archaeology of Brothels, Houses, and Taverns in the Greek World (Philadelphia, 2016): 154, FIG.7.8 (PART OF BD)
    Oakley, J.H., The Achilles Painter (Mainz, 1997): PL.95A (PART OF BD)
    Tzachou-Alexandri, O., Leukes Likythoi tou Zoographou tou Achilleos sto Ethniko Archaiologiko Mouseio (Athens, 1998): 55, FIG.3B (COLOUR OF PART)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 4413
  • British Museum Link:
  • CAVI Collection: London D 50.
  • CAVI Lemma: WG lekythos. From Athens. Achilles Painter. Ca. 460. 460/55-450 (Oakley). Early (Beazley).
  • CAVI Subject: Mistress and maid: woman to right carrying an offering tray from which hang many fillets; woman seated to left, her hands ready to receive the tray; above her head, mirror and oinochoe hung up.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: To right of the carrier's head, at top and above the basket, horizontal near-stoich. left-aligned three-liner: Λιχα̣ς | καλο̣ς | Σαμ[ιο̃]ς{1}. The third line is not quite stoich.: . . . . . / . . . . . /. . . .
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} in ARV[1] Beazley wrongly gave the father's name as Samios, but this is corrected in ARV[2] to Samieus; see Meisterhans(3) 141, para. 10. The father's name is Σαμιεύς. - The sigmas are printed by C. Smith as four-stroke, in ARV[2] the last two are printed as lunate, while Kretschmer gives only the second and fourth as lunate (this is criticized by Smith).- My notation: Sigma 4 very flat (twice) and once near S 15 (see chart in AttScr).- Further, there is a lost area after the fourth letters of lines 1 and 2, which makes the final letters to come at an unreasonable distance; I wonder if this is restored properly. The position of the three final letters to each other also seems to me questionable.
  • CAVI Comments: Second white used.
  • CAVI Number: 4413
  • AVI Bibliography: Kretschmer (1894), 102. — Bosanquet (1896), 164 and pl. 6. — C.H. Smith in BM Cat. E (1896), 402-3 (not ill.). — ARV[2] (1963), 995/123, 1677. — Para. (1971), 438. — Oakley (1997), 137/173, pl. 95A (shows inscription small).
  • 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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