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300851, ATHENIAN, Boston (MA), Museum of Fine Arts, 08.291

  • Vase Number: 300851
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: LEKYTHOS
  • Date: -575 to -525
  • Decoration: Body: HORSEMEN, NONSENSE INSCRIPTIONS
    Frieze below: COCK FIGHT, HUNT, DOGS CHASING HARE, NET
    Shoulder: COURTING, YOUTHS AND MEN, ONE WITH HARE, ONE WITH COCK, DOG
  • Current Collection: Boston (MA), Museum of Fine Arts: 08.291
  • Publication Record: Barringer, J.M., The hunt in ancient Greece (Baltimore and London, 2001): 96-97, FIGS.55-57 (S, BD, FB)
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters (Oxford, 1956): 92
    Beazley, J.D., Paralipomena (Oxford, 1971): 34
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 25
    Haspels, C., Attic Black-figured Lekythoi (Paris, 1936): PL.8.2 (PART)
    Lear, A., and Cantarella, E., Images of ancient Greek pederasty, Boys were their gods (London and New York, 2008): 74-75, FIG.2.4A-B (PARTS)
    Schnapp, A., Le chasseur et la cite, Chasse et erotique dans la Grece ancienne (Paris, 1997): 256, NO.195 (DRAWING OF BD)
  • AVI Web: https://www.avi.unibas.ch/DB/searchform.html?ID=2892
  • AVI Record Number: 2744
  • CAVI Collection: Boston 08.291.
  • CAVI Lemma: BF lekythos{1}. Painter of Boston 08.291. Second quarter sixth. Ca. 560-550. Ca. 540 (Vermeule).
  • CAVI Subject: Three zones: Top: male lovers. Middle: six boy horsemen to right. Bottom: animals.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Nonsense: Readings from Haspel: Top frieze: to right of the lower body of the third man from left: χεστκτ. Similar for the sixth figure: ν[.]τκτ. Middle frieze: the inscriptions are either behind the rider's back [α] or under the horse's belly [β]. (There is no inscription [α] by the second rider.) νει [α]. κτεπτ [β]. εσκλππ [β]. κσπι [α]. ατι̣(σ)οι [β]. πστ [α]{2}. παοπ[..] [β]. νετ(.) [α]. νκπι [β]. πσοει [α]. κπεκ [β]. Bottom frieze: above the cocks: χνε̣ισ̣πο{3}. Readings from E.V. [probably better](4): Top: χοστκτ. ν^σκτ. (A slight gap after the first letter.) Middle: numerous short inscriptions, mostly diagonally downward, many near the heads of the riders and under the horses' bellies: [I copied 13 as against 11 from Haspels]: νει. κτ^επτ. ν^τετ. επ̣κγ. κσρι. (.)^ρπ̣ (Uncertain.) ατ(.)(σ)οι. π^στ. παοπ.νετ. νκρι. πσοε. κρεκ. [The underlined words [[all except ν^τετ and (.)^ρπ̣]] seem to be in the Haspels readings, sometimes with some difference.] Bottom: (.)ν(.)(σ)(.)πο. The dots represent blobs of various kinds. Readings from Bérard: the middle picture shows: under the belly of a horse, diagonally downward: κπε^(κ). The tail of the next horse intervenes. Above the rump of the next horse, similar: νει. Under belly of second horse, similar: κτ^επι. Tail of preceding horse intervenes.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} Deianeira shape. {2} probably complete fore. {3} not clear if complete at end. {4} done from the facs. in AK, fig. 1, which has very small letters.
  • CAVI Comments: Clear letters, very neat and normal. For somewhat different readings see th facs. in E. Vermeule's article, which however has very small letters.
  • CAVI Number: 2744
  • AVI Bibliography: Haspels (1936), 27, pl. 8,2. — Beazley (1947), 199f./α 2. — ABV (1956), 92. — E.T. Vermeule (1969), 10/1, fig. 1 (facs. of inscriptions), pl. 4,1-4. — Para. (1971), 34. — Add.[2] (1989), 25 (bibl.). — Bérard et al. (1989), 80, fig. 110 (3 views).
  • 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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