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305503, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, 1910.2-12.1

  • Vase Number: 305503
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Sub Technique: WHITE GROUND
  • Shape Name: LEKYTHOS
  • Date: -525 to -475
  • Attributed To: SAPPHO P by HASPELS
  • Current Collection: London, British Museum: 1910.2-12.1
  • Publication Record: Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia, An International Journal of Comparative Studies in History and Archaeology: 12 (2006) 253, FIG.17 (DRAWING OF BD)
    Beazley, J.D., Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters (Oxford, 1956): 507.32
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 126
    Haspels, C., Attic Black-figured Lekythoi (Paris, 1936): 227.32
    Hatzivassiliou, E., Athenian Black Figure Iconography between 510 and 475 B.C. (Rahden, 2010): PL.2.2-4 (BD)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VIII, PL.569, MIDAS 10 (PART)
    Lissarrague, F., L'Autre Guerrier, Archers, Peltastes, Cavaliers dans l'Imagerie Attique (Paris-Rome, 1990): 120, FIG.67 (DRAWING)
    Lissarrague, F., The Aesthetics of the Greek Banquet, Images of Wine and Ritual (Princeton, 1990): 15, FIG.4 (DRAWING OF BD)
    Meddelelser fra Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: 47 (1991) 15, FIG.9 (DRAWING OF BD)
    Settis, S. (ed.), I Greci, Storia Cultura Arte Societa 2, Una storia greca, 1.Formazione (Turin, 1996): 1282, FIG.1 (PART)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 4720
  • LIMC ID: 6120
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: London 1910.2-12.1.
  • CAVI Lemma: BF lekythos. Sappho Painter. First quarter fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: Capture of Silenus: in the center, Silenus in an enclosure lying down, to drink from a spring; above him, a clothed figure is crawling on top of the enclosure, noose in hand; on either side, a seated man holding a spear and facing the center (that at left is Midas), and a palm tree.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Nonsense: under the outstretched arm of the seated man at right: (.)(.)^(ο)εσ{1}. Under the right-hand palm tree: λτ(ι)τ^(ι)(ι)^.(2)
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} the readings are from Brommer: the first two letters may be imperfections in the glaze; the spear intervenes; the omicron is smeared. According to Miller, Midas is inscribed. The ph. perhaps shows, at top right of his middle: Μ̣(.)^δες (so in Walters', but not in Brommer's reading: (Μ)[ι]δες). The mu perhaps partially preserved. (.) looks like a dot at the bottom of the line. [I wonder if the reading is right: nonsense? But bad misspellings are found in the Sappho Painter.] Walters has other readings that differ. {2} the tree and the spear intervene; the `iotas' are vertical strokes with small hooks at the bottom.
  • CAVI Number: 4720
  • AVI Bibliography: Walters (1911), 10, fig. 9 (poor dr.). — Haspels (1936), 227/32. — Brommer (1941), 39, 42, and 43/I 5, figs. 3-5. — ABV (1956), 507/32. — M. Miller (1988), 80 and n. 9, pl. 18,4 (part of A). — Add.[2] (1989), 126. — Lissarrague (1990a), fig. 4 (sketch with inscriptions).
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