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213812, ATHENIAN, Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, 114260

  • Vase Number: 213812
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: KRATER, BELL
  • Provenance: ITALY, APULIA
  • Date: -475 to -425
  • Inscriptions: Named: ALIMOS, KOMARIS, PONTIA
  • Attributed To: Circle of POLYGNOTOS, GROUP OF by BEAZLEY
  • Last Recorded Collection: Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale: 114260
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1064.2 , 1681
    Beazley, J.D., Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils (Tübingen, 1925): 415.3
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 324
    Inghirami, F., Pitture di vasi fittili (Fiesole, 1835-37): PL.167
    Vasi Antichi, Museo Archeologio Nazionale di Napoli (Naples 2009): 73 (COLOUR OF A)
    Welcker, F., Alte Denkmäler (Gottingen, 1849-64): III, PL.30.1
    d'Hancarville, H., Antiquites Etrusques, Grecques et Romaines, tirees du Cabinet de M. William Hamilton (Naples, 1766-7): II, PL.27
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  • AVI Record Number: 5476
  • CAVI Collection: Naples 114,260.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF bell krater. From Apulia. Komaris Painter{1}. Third quarter fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: A: fishermen and a nereid: at left, a nereid seated on a rock; two fishermen in a rowboat, one putting out the anchor; a heron(?) flying before the storm. B: three youths.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: A: the nereid: Ποντια{2}. The left fisherman (the one with the anchor): Αλιμος{3}. The right fisherman (who is rowing): Κομαρις{4}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} "The short figures recall some of the bell-kraters of the Polygnotan Group," Beazley. {2} personification: pontos is the open sea [Beazley oddly speaks of the sea-shore]. Epiklesis of Thetis and Nereids; cf. Louvre E 869: Ποντι(α). {3} the name is not found elsewhere: `belonging to the sea': a personification. {4} Stephani read Κομμαρις and thought it miswritten for Καμμαρις after the word for a kind of crab. But κομαρις, a fish or sea delicacy is mentioned in Epicharmos fr. 47 Kaibel, cf. Kretschmer (1934), 103 and Hsch., s.v. κομμάρα ἢ κομάραι· καρίδες, Μακεδόνες.
  • CAVI Comments: Beazley: workmen are usually nameless; the scene is probably connected with the unknown founder of the deme Halimous. Welcker, not knowing the inscriptions had interpreted the scene as Odyssus Akanthoplex. Beazley's conclusions were reached independently by Gercke and Peterson. Mixed alphabet. Ionic lambda. Three-stroke sigma.
  • CAVI Number: 5476
  • AVI Bibliography: Welcker (1851), pl. 30,1. — Stephani (1865), suppl., 137-40 (against Welcker). — Gercke (1892), 222. — Beazley (1935), 483/15, fig. 10. — Beazley (1941), 597/7. — ARV[2] (1963), 1064/2. — Add.[2] (1989), 324.
  • 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: 41.25,16.25
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 41.25,15.75

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