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7537, ATHENIAN, Richmond (VA), Museum of Fine Arts, 79.100

  • Vase Number: 7537
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: FIGURE VASE
  • Date: -500 to -450
  • Inscriptions: CHARINOS
  • Attributed To: CHARINOS by SIGNATURE
  • Decoration: Figure: HEAD OF RAM
  • Current Collection: Richmond (VA), Museum of Fine Arts: 79.100
  • Publication Record: American Journal of Archaeology: 113 (2009) 16, FIG.9 (N)
    Apollo: 120 (DEC., 1985), 429, FIG.6
    Arts in Virginia: 21 (1981) 2, 3-5, FIGS.2-6
    Avramidou, A. and Demetriou, D. (eds.), Approaching the Ancient Artifact: Representation, Narrative, and Function. A Festschrift in Honor of H. Alan Shapiro (Berlin and Boston, 2014): 142, FIG.1 (N)
    Boreas: 5 (1982), PL.4.1, 3
    Bundrick, S.D., Music and Image in Classical Athens (Cambridge, 2005): 81, FIG.49 (N)
    Coulson, W.D.E. et al. (eds.), The Archaeology of Athens and Attica under the Democracy (Oxford, 1994): 77, FIG.5 (N)
    Dickmann, J-A. and Heinemann, A., Vom Trinken und Bechern: Das antike Gelage im Umbruch (Freiburg, 2015): 21, FIG.5 (N)
    Filser, W., Die Elite Athens auf der attischen Luxuskeramik, Image & Context 16 (Berlin, Munich, Boston, 2017): 226, FIG.92 (N)
    Greek Vases in the J.Paul Getty Museum: 4 (1989), 149, FIGS.17A-B
    Kressirer, K., Das Greisenalter in der griechischen Antike. Untersuchung der Vasenbilder und Schriftquellen der archaischen und klassischen Zeit (Hamburg, 2016): 240, NOS.238-239 (N)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: IV, PL.635, ERECHTHEUS 78 (PART)
    Matheson, S.B. and Pollitt, J.J., Old Age in Greek and Roman Art (Yale, 2022): 239, APP.149 (COLOUR OF N)
    Mediterranean Historical Review (Tel Aviv University): 7 (1992) 1, 45, FIG.8 (DRAWING OF PART)
    Metropolitan Museum Journal: 26 (1991), 81, FIG.58 (PART)
    Neer, R.T., Art and Archaeology of the Greek World, a new history, c.2500-c.150 BC (London, 2012): 216, FIG.8.28 (COLOUR OF N AND FIG)
    Neer, R.T., Style and Politics in Athenian Vase-Painting, The Craft of Democracy, ca.530-460 B.C.E. (Cambridge, 2002): 161, FIGS.74-75 (FIG, N)
    Neils, J., The Youthful Deeds of Theseus (Rome, 1987): FIG.50 (N)
    Revue Archeologique: 1982, 233-234
    Schefold, K. and Jung, F., Die Urk├Ânige, Perseus, Bellerophon, Herakles und Theseus in der klassischen und hellenistischen Kunst (Munich, 1988): 67-68, FIGS.66-67
    Servadei, C., La figura di Theseus nella ceramica Attica, Iconografia e iconologia del mito nell' Atene arcaica e classica (Bologna, 2005): 185, FIG.82 (PART OF N)
    Shapiro, H. (ed.), Art, Myth and Culture, Greek Vases from Southern Collections (Tulane, 1981): 85-87, NO.32
    Steinhart, M., Das Motiv des Auges in der griechischen Bildkunst (Mainz, 1995): PL.33.1 (PART)
    Topper, K., The imagery of the Athenian symposium (Cambridge, 2012): FRONT COVER, 25, FIG.10 (PARTS, COLOUR OF PARTS)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 6928
  • LIMC ID: 9901
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Richmond, VA, Museum of Fine Arts 79.100.
  • CAVI Lemma: RF plastic rhyton (head vase: ram's head). Triptolemos Painter (Ohly-Dumm). Charinos, potter. 480-470 (Neils). The latest signature of Charinos (Cohen).
  • CAVI Subject: Neck: RF: symposium of Attic kings: in the center, a bearded lyre player; at left, a bearded man and a white-haired bearded man reclining; at right, a youth and a bearded man reclining. Between the figures, three lyres hung up.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Above the head of the left-most symposiast: Κεκροφς. The second figure's name is lost; Neils thinks he might be Erechtheus, Guy that he might have been Aegeus, less likely Erichthonios. The lyre player: [--]υποπ[--], which cannot be restored as a king's name, unless it is badly miswritten for Hippothoon; Neils thinks it may be the name of an unknown bard who is called in for entertainment; Guy suggests tentatively [Ε]υπο[μ]π[ος], as the name of a bard or amateur performer. Above the fourth symposiast: Θεσευς. The fifth figure (with white hair and beard) has: [--]ον, perhaps [Πανδι]ον, Theseus' grandfather. Along the middle of the ram's head, down, Dip.: Χαρινος με εποιεσεν.
  • CAVI Comments: A similar, but mortal, symposium is found on Berlin 2298, ARV[2] 364/52, by the same painter. Cohen says the signature was written by the Triptolemos Painter, not by Charinos.
  • CAVI Number: 6928
  • AVI Bibliography: BADB 7537 (much bibl.). — Guy (1981), 2,3-5, figs. 2-6. — Neils (1981), 84/32. — LIMC iv (1988), pl. 635, Erechtheus 78 (part). — Schefold–Jung (1988), 67-68, figs. 66-67. — Add.[2] (1989), 402. — Hoffmann (1989), 149, figs. 17,a-b. — Cohen (1991), 80 and nn. 169-172, fig. 58. — Coulson (1994), 77, fig. 5 (neck).
  • 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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