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302609, ATHENIAN, Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, STG172

  • Vase Number: 302609
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Sub Technique: OUTLINE
  • Shape Name: CUP A
  • Provenance: ITALY, CAPUA
  • Date: -575 to -525
  • Inscriptions: Named: DIONYSOS, SEMELE
    Named: KALLIS, SIME
  • Attributed To: KALLIS P by BEAZLEY
    Under handle: SATYR
  • Current Collection: Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale: SA172
  • Previous Collections:
    • Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale: STG172
  • Publication Record: American Journal of Archaeology: 123 (2019) 427, FIG.9 (COLOUR OF A)
    Archäologischer Anzeiger: (1999) 564, FIGS.9-10 (PARTS)
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters (Oxford, 1956): 203.1, 689
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 55
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: NAPOLI, MUSEO NAZIONALE 1, III.H.E.11, PLS.(965,966) 21.1-3,22.1-2 View Whole CVA Plates
    Dietrich, N., Figur ohne Raum? Bäume und Felsen in der attischen Vasenmalerei des 6. und 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr., Image & Context 7 (Berlin, 2010): 77, FIG.57 (PART OF A AND UH)
    Hamdorf, D., Dionysos, Bacchus, Kult und Wandlungen des Weingottes (Munich, 1986): 78, PL.40 (PART OF A)
    Heinemann, A., Der Gott des Gelages. Dionysos, Satyrn und Mänaden auf attischem Trinkgeschirr des 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. (Berlin, 2016): 108, FIG.46 (PART OF B)
    Holmberg, E.J., On the Rycroft Painter and other Black-Figure Vase-Painters with a Feeling for Nature (Jonsered, 1992): 30, FIG.18 (A, PART OF A)
    Isler-Kerenyi, C., Civilizing Violence: Satyrs on 6th-century Greek Vases (Fribourg and Göttingen, 2004): 72, FIGS.35A-B (DRAWING OF A)
    Isler-Kerenyi, C., Dionysos in Archaic Greece, An Understanding through Images (Leiden, 2007): FIGS.102-103 (A, B)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: V, PL.604, KALLIS II 1 (PART OF B)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VII, PL.534, SEMELE 35 (A)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VIII, PL.524, MAINADES 1 (B)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VIII, PL.752, SILENOI 38A (PART OF A)
    Morard, T., Horizontalite et Verticalite, Le bandeau humain et le bandeau divin chez le Peintre de Darius (Mainz, 2009): PL.111.2 (A)
    Schefold, K., Gods and Heroes in Late Archaic Greek Art. English translation by A. Griffiths (Cambridge, 1992): FIG.50 (A)
    Vasi Antichi, Museo Archeologio Nazionale di Napoli (Naples 2009): 31 (COLOUR OF A)
    Villanueva-Puig, M-C., Menades, Recherches sur la genese iconographique du thiase feminin de Dionysos des origins a la fin de la period archaique (Paris, 2009): 244, FIG.26 (A)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 5495
  • LIMC ID: 4901
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Naples Stg. 172.
  • CAVI Lemma: BF cup. From Capua. Kallis Painter. Third quarter sixth.
  • CAVI Subject: A: heads of Dionysus and Semele. On the left a vine and a satyr under the handle; on the right, a vine with a satyr climbing and another under the handle. B: heads of a maenad, Dionysus and two other maenads.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: A: by the satyr under the left handle: nonsense: νι(.)(ν)ριο, and down: γειογ(υ){1}. Above Dionysus' head: Διονυσος. Along Semele's forehead: Σεμελε, retr. Above her head: σνσο(ν)(ν)υ, retr.(?). Along the back of the climbing satyr: (.)ε(.)]γειο(.){1}. B: above Dionysus' head: χπιογνιτκπ. Between Dionysus and his drinking horn: Διονυσος, retr. Above the head of first maenad to his right: Καλ[λ]ις. Similar for the maenad at right: Σιμε. The left maenad is not inscribed.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} the reading is doubtful.
  • CAVI Comments: Cup proto-A. - The handwriting resembles that on Athens, N.M. 17,873, by the same painter, q.v. K.-F. thinks the subject of A is the chthonic Dionysus bringing back Semele from the Underworld and celebrating the rising sap of the vine by raising his kantharos. Discussion of Buscher, Feldmäuse 5 and Berard, Anodoi 72. The inscriptions are a mixture of sense and nonsense.
  • CAVI Number: 5495
  • AVI Bibliography: CIG 4 (1855–77), no. 7446b. — C. Fränkel (1912), 21 and 84/K. — Beazley (1936), 91. — Blösch (1940), 4,7, pl. 2,1. — Vanderpool (1945), 439f. — A. Adriani, CVA Naples 1, Italy 20 (1950), III H e, pls. 21,1-3 and 22,1-2 (facs. in text). — ABV (1956), 203,1, 689. — Vacano (1973), 233, A 164. — Callipolitis-Feytmans (1980), 317ff., fig. 4 (A). — Add.[2] (1989), 55 (bibl.). — Kossatz-Deissmann (1991), 182 (Kalis (Kallis) 1).
  • 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: 41.100278,14.221244
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 41.0860925,14.250207
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