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231041, ATHENIAN, Boston (MA), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MA), Museum of Fine Arts, 1900.354

  • Vase Number: 231041
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: CUP
  • Date: -400 to -300
  • Inscriptions: Named: SPARTE
  • Attributed To: Akin to DIOMED P by BEAZLEY
    Near JENA P by BEAZLEY
  • Decoration: A,B: IMPRESSED
    I, zone around: IVY LEAVES
  • Last Recorded Collection: Boston (MA), Museum of Fine Arts: 00.354
  • Previous Collections:
    • Boston (MA), Museum of Fine Arts: 1900.354
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1516
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 500
    Boardman, J., Athenian Red Figure Vases, The Classical Period (London, 1989): FIG.365 (I)
    Bulletin Antieke Beschaving: 88 (2013), 128, FIG.2 (COLOUR OF I)
    Eschbach, N. and Schmidt, S. (eds.), Töpfer, Maler, Werkstatt. Zuschreibungen in der griechischen Vasenmalerei und die Organisation antiker Keramikproduktion (Munich, 2016): 154, FIG.9 (RIGHT) (I AND A)
    International Congress of Classical Archaeology, 12, Athens, 1983. Praktika, 2-3 Tou XII Diethnous Synedriou Klasikes Archaiologias, Athena, 4-10 Sep: VOL.B, PL.38.2 (I)
    James, S.L. and Dillon, S. (eds.), A companion to women in the ancient world (Malden, 2012): 154, FIG.11.1 (I)
    Paul-Zinserling, V., Der Jena-Maler und sein Kreis, Zur Ikonologie einer attischen Schalenwerkstatt um 400 v. Chr. (Mainz, 1994): PL.43.1 (I)
    Smith, A.C., Polis and Personification in Classical Athenian Art (Leiden, 2011): FIG.9.16 (I, IZ)
    Sparkes, B.A., The Red and the Black (London, 1996): 150, FIG.VI.9 (I)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 2693
  • LIMC ID: 8056
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Boston 00.354.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF cup{1}. From Tanagra. Near Jena Painter, akin to Diomed Painter. Ca. 400. 404/3 (?) (Robertson).
  • CAVI Subject: Woman dismounting from her horse at an altar.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: To right of her head, in white: Σπαρτη.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} Acrocup.
  • CAVI Comments: See the full discussion in CB iii. Sparte was a daughter of Eurotas, the wife of Lakedaimon, and the mother of Amyklas. For Athenian Philolaconism, cf. Hauser and Corbett. - 404/3 is a good date for this vase, because of its pro-Spartan bias; Sparte is the nymph of Sparta (Robertson). P.-Z. however attempts a date in the 370's.
  • CAVI Number: 2693
  • AVI Bibliography: F. Hauser (1902), 248. — CB (1931–63), iii, 89/175, pl. 106 (photo). — Corbett (1949), 104-107. — ARV[2] (1963), 1516. — Para. (1971), 500. — Boardman (1989), fig. 365. — AttScr (1990), no. 831. — Robertson (1992), 270. — Paul-Zinserling (1994), 97-99, pl. 43,2 (Int.) (bibl.).
  • 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: 38.330884,23.540955
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 38.3001983333,23.581173
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