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310146, ATHENIAN, Paris, Musée du Louvre, E869

  • Vase Number: 310146
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: HYDRIA
  • Date: -575 to -525
  • Inscriptions: Inscription: SIREN EIMI
    Named: OLYTEUS, ACHILEUS, THETIS, PONTIA
  • Attributed To: Near TYRRHENIAN GROUP by BEAZLEY
  • Decoration: Body: THETIS WITH WREATH AND ARMS OF ACHILLES (NAMED), BOEOTIAN SHIELD, NEREIDS (WOMEN) WITH HELMET AND CORSLET, WARRIOR, DEVICE, BULL HEAD
    Shoulder: LIONS BETWEEN SIRENS
  • Current Collection: Paris, Musée du Louvre: E869
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters (Oxford, 1956): 106.2
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 43
    Buschor, E., Musen des Jenseits (1944): 44, FIG.34 (S)
    Böhm, S., Sphingen und Sirenen im archaischen Griechenland, Symbole der Ambivalenz in Bildszenen und Tierfriesen (Regensburg, 2020): 142, FIG.3 (SH)
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 29
    Christiansen, J. and Melander, T., Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium on Ancient Greek and Related Pottery, Copenhagen 31.8.-4.9.87 (Copenhagen, 1988): 395, FIG.3 (BD)
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: PARIS, LOUVRE 2, III.Hd.10, PLS.(61-62) 12.1.3, 13 View Whole CVA Plates
    Egeler, M., Walküren, Bodbs, Sirenen, Gedanken zur religionsgeschichtlichen Anbindung Nordwesteuropas an den mediterranen Raum (Berlin, 2011): 382, FIG.40 (DRAWING OF PART OF S)
    Hofstetter, E. et al., Vorsicht Lebensgefahr! Sirenen, Nixen, Meerjungfrauen in der Kunst seit der Antike, Katalog einer Ausstellung im Winckelmann-Museum vom 20. Oktober 2013 bis 19. Januar 2014 (Ruhpolding and Mainz, 2013): 44, FIG.37 (SH)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VIII, PL.736, SEIRENES 50 (S)
    Numismatica e Antichita Classiche, Quaderni Ticinesi: 19 (1990) 48, PL.2.5 (BD)
    Powell, B. Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. The Essential Books (Oxford, 2015): 193, FIG.19.1 (PART OF BD)
  • AVI Web: https://www.avi.unibas.ch/DB/searchform.html?ID=6509
  • AVI Record Number: 6273
  • LIMC ID: 7277
  • LIMC Web: http://ark.dasch.swiss/ark:/72163/080e-740abc8170023-3
  • CAVI Collection: Paris, Louvre E 869.
  • CAVI Lemma: BF hydria. Archippe Group (Tyrrhenian Group iv){1}. Second quarter sixth.
  • CAVI Subject: Shoulder: lions between sirens. Body: Achilles receiving his armor from Thetis.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Shoulder: partly nonsense and mock inscriptions: to lower right of the left siren: σιλετον. Above the left lion's back: λεονο, retr. Below his belly: λι̣ε(ο)(σ), retr. Above and to right of the right lion: σοιρο, retr. Below his belly: ζλει, retr.{2}. To left of the right siren's stomach: Σιρεν (ε)ιμι{3}. Body: to right of Odysseus' legs (he faces left), not facing him: Ολυτ[τ]ευς, retr. Similar for Achilles (who faces right): Αχιλ[λ]ευς. In front of the left-facing Thetis' face, facing her: Θετις, retr. Similar for the first Nereid: Ποντι(α){4}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} may be by the same hand as the name piece, Vienna 3613 [ex Oest. Mus. 220] (ABV). {2} or σλει, with reversed sigma? {3} the second epsilon = tailed digamma. {4} see Beazley in AJA: he did not see a final letter; if there is one, he prefers Ποντια (Newton and Birch, Report on the Campana Collection 9) to Johansen's Ποντις. Recent publications show that the alpha is there, though misshapen.
  • CAVI Comments: The above readings are from CVA, before the vase was cleaned.
  • CAVI Number: 6273
  • AVI Bibliography: E. Pottier, CVA Louvre 1, France 1 (1923), III H d, pls. 12,1-3, and 13. — Beazley (1935), 483. — Buschor (1944), 44, fig. 34. — ABV (1956), 106/iv 2. — Para. (1971), 43. — [[Gropengiesser (1977), 591 with ph. fig. 11 (quite cl.)]]. — Malagardis (1988), 395, fig 3 (A). — Add.[2] (1989), 29. — AttScr (1990), no. 215.
  • 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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