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310383, ATHENIAN, Berlin, Antikensammlung, F1720

  • Vase Number: 310383
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: AMPHORA, NECK
  • Provenance: ITALY, ETRURIA, VULCI
  • Date: -575 to -525
  • Inscriptions: EXEKIAS
    Kalos/Kale: ONETORIDES
  • Attributed To: EXEKIAS by SIGNATURE
  • Current Collection: Berlin, Antikensammlung: F1720
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters (Oxford, 1956): 143.1, 686
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 59
    Bentz, M. (ed.), Vasenforschung und Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: Standortbestimmung und Perspektiven, Beihefte zum Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum I (Munich, 2002): 24, FIGS.1, 3, 26, FIG.1A, 139, FIG.13 (A, UH, PROFILE, PART OF A)
    Bothmer, D. von, The Amasis Painter and his World (Malibu, 1985): 29, FIG.16 (R)
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 39
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: BERLIN, ANTIKENSAMMLUNG 14, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, BEILAGE 7.1, PLS.(4587,4588,4589,4615) 31.1-3, 32.1-2, 33.1-4, 59.1 View Whole CVA Plates
    Dietrich, N., Das Attribut als Problem, Eine bildwissenschaftliche Untersuchung zur griechischen Kunst (Berlin, Munich, and Boston, 2018): 73, FIG.2.11 (A)
    Eschbach, N. and Schmidt, S. (eds.), Töpfer, Maler, Werkstatt. Zuschreibungen in der griechischen Vasenmalerei und die Organisation antiker Keramikproduktion (Munich, 2016): 92, FIG.5A (PART OF B)
    Filser, W., Die Elite Athens auf der attischen Luxuskeramik, Image & Context 16 (Berlin, Munich, Boston, 2017): 494, FIG.328 (B)
    Hurwit, J.M., Artists and Signatures in Ancient Greece (Cambridge, 2015): 81, FIG.41 (RIM)
    Immerwahr, H., Attic Script, A Survey (Oxford, 1990): PL.7.28 (RO)
    Knittlmayer, B. and Heilmeyer, W-D., Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Die Antikensammlung, Altes Museum - Pergamonmuseum (Mainz, 1998): 49, NO.20 (COLOUR OF A)
    Lang-Auinger, C. and Trinkl, E. (eds.), Phyta kai Zoia. Pflanzen und Tiere auf griechischen Vasen, Beihefte zum Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Österreich, Band 2 (Vienna, 2015): 97, FIG.1 (B)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: V, PL.36, HERAKLES 1792 (A)
    Mackay, E.A., Tradition and Originality, A Study of Exekias (Oxford, 2010): 390, FIG.3, PLS.30-32, CHARTS 1.2, 2.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 5.1, 6.2, 7.1, 9.1 (A, B, R, N, UH, PROFILE, PARTS)
    Metropolitan Museum Journal: 42 (2007) 22, FIG.2 (A)
    Papers on the Amasis Painter and his World (Malibu, 1987): 160, FIG.5 (B)
    Reusser, C. and Bürge, M. (eds.), Exekias hat mich gemalt und getöpfert: Ausstellung in der Archäologischen Sammlung der Universität Zürich, 9.11.2018-31.3.2019 (Zurich, 2018): 166-170, FIGS.105-109 (COLOUR OF A, B, UH, AND OR)
    Schwarzmaier, A. et al. (eds.), Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, die Antikensammlung, Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Pergamonmuseum (Berlin and Darmstadt, 2012): 68-69, NO.29 (COLOUR OF A AND B)
    Schwarzmaier, A. et al., Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, The Antikensammlung, Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Pergamonmuseum (Mainz, 2016): 68-69, NO 29 (COLOUR OF A AND B)
    Technau, W., Exekias (Leipzig, 1936): PLS.1-2 (A, B)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 2216
  • LIMC ID: 20146
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Berlin 1720.
  • CAVI Lemma: BF neck amphora. From Vulci. Exekias. Third quarter sixth. 550-540. Early (Beazley).
  • CAVI Subject: A: Heracles and the Nemean lion. B: Demophon and Akamas leading their horses{1}.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: A: [Ι]ολαος, retr. hερακλες. Αθε[ναια], retr. B: Ακαμας, retr. Φαλιος. [Δε]μοφον. Ονετοριδες καλος, retr. Καλ[λ]ιφορα[ς], retr. On the reserved mouth, in BG: Ἐχσεκιας εγραφσε καποεσε εμε.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} leaving for Troy: see U. Kron in LIMC i, 437, s.v. Akamas and Demophon. Another instance of this myth: Malibu 78.AE.305.
  • CAVI Comments: The signature, an iambic trimeter, takes up exactly a half circle; see AttScr. - The left horse is Φαλιός [sic accent], `dazzling white', or having a white forehead. The same name on the BF plaque by Exekias, Berlin 1823 (see Berlin 1811-1826), Technau (1936), pl. 127, upper right. The right horse: Καλλιφορα [sic Moore] = a horse with beautiful mane and tail. Cf. F. Jeschonnek, De nominibus quae Graeci pecudibus domesticis indiderunt (diss. Königsberg 1885) 36 and 40. [All this info. from Moore.] The horse Kalliphoras is shown as a stallion; cf. also Toledo 1980.1022, CAVI 7712.
  • CAVI Number: 2216
  • AVI Bibliography: Furtwängler (1885), no. 1720. — Kirchner (1948), pl. 4/8 (signature). — ABV (1956), 143/1, 686. — Moore (1968), 358/1 (not ill.). — Para. (1971), 59. — CEG (1983–9), i, no. 436. — Add.[2] (1989), 39 (much bibl.). — Shapiro (1989), 148 and n. 50. — AttScr (1990), no. 132, fig. 28.
  • 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: 42.421429,11.702499
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 42.419009,11.6298975
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