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302084, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, London, British Museum, 1843.1103.97

  • Vase Number: 302084
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: AMPHORA, BELLY, TYPE A
  • Provenance: ITALY, ETRURIA, VULCI
  • Date: -550 to -500
  • Inscriptions: Named: POSIAS, SOSIAS, PYLES, CHARIADES, DIKES, LEUKON, DEUTERE
  • Attributed To: EUKLEO CLASS by BLOESCH
    LEAGROS GROUP by BEAZLEY
    POTTER C by BLOESCH
  • Decoration: A: ATHENA AND HERAKLES IN CHARIOT, APOLLO WITH KITHARA, HERMES KNEELING (ALL NAMED, POSIAS)
    B: FIGHT, WARRIORS, ONE FALLEN, DEVICES, DISCS, DOLPHINS, TRIPOD (ALL NAMED, SOSIAS, PYLES, CHARIADES, DIKES, LEUKON, DEUTERE)
    Rim A: HERAKLES AND THE LION BETWEEN HERMES AND IOLAOS KNEELING, BETWEEN BOARS
  • Current Collection: London, British Museum: B199
  • Previous Collections:
    • London, British Museum: 1843.1103.97
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters (Oxford, 1956): 367.89
    Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies: 58.1 (2015), 43, FIG.1A (PART OF B)
    Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: LONDON, BRITISH MUSEUM 3, III.He.8, PL.(159) 39.2A-B View Whole CVA Plates
    Jenkins, I. et al., Defining Beauty: The Body in ancient Greece (London, 2015): 104, BOTTOM, UNNUMBERED (COLOUR OF A)
    Jurriaans-Helle, G., Composition in Athenian Black-Figure Vase-Painting: The Chariot in Profile Type Scene. Babesch Supplementa 41 (Leuven, Paris, and Bristol, 2021): 138, 267, FIG.47 (COLOUR OF A, A)
    Sengoku-Haga, K., Jenkins, I., et al., The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece from the British Museum (Osaka, 2011): 46, NO.16 (COLOUR OF A)
  • AVI Web: https://www.avi.unibas.ch/DB/searchform.html?ID=4426
  • AVI Record Number: 4254
  • LIMC ID: 24962
  • LIMC Web: http://ark.dasch.swiss/ark:/72163/080e-7505622e61f8f-f
  • CAVI Collection: London B 199.
  • CAVI Lemma: BF amphora. From Vulci. Leagros Group; Eukleo Class, potter C (Blösch). Last quarter sixth. 510-500.
  • CAVI Subject: Mouth: A: Heracles and the Lion. Body: A: Heracles and Athena in a chariot. B: battle of five warriors.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Body: A: (Α)(θ)ενα, complete. hερακλες. Απολ[λ]ον. Below the horses' bellies: Σοσιας{1}. By the head of one horse: Διος{2}. hερμες, first three letters retr. B: Χαρ̣ιαδες, retr. Πυλες. (.)υλ(ε)ς, retr.{3}. Δικες. Δικε[ς]{4}. Δευτερε[ς]{5}. Λ(ε)υκον.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} read Ροσιας as a horse name in the BM Cat. and in CVA. But see Beazley in AJA. The sigmas are reversed, as are many other letters. {2} Considered a horse name "unless Διος means (the chariot) of Zeus" (CVA). Dios is suitable for a horse, but Sosias should be a human name. {3} I could not read the first letter, which looks more like a smeared kappa than a pi; Beazley in AJΑ reads Πυλες for the second occurrence and that was no doubt the intention. {4} Beazley also reads ΔΙΚΕ, which is a repetition of the preceding name. {5} I thought I saw a possible tip of a final sigma by a break, but Beazley read ΔΕΥΤΕΡΕ.
  • CAVI Comments: The intention in B was to give the warriors regular human names. Very coarse Leagran writing. The first alpha is upside down.
  • CAVI Number: 4254
  • AVI Bibliography: CIG 4 (1855–77), no. 7552b. — H.B. Walters, CVA London 3, Great Britain 4 (1927), III H e, pl. 39,2a-b. — Beazley (1929a), 363/5. — ABV (1956), 367/89. — AttScr (1990), no. 440.
  • CAVI / AVI Data from Henry Immerwahr's Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions (CAVI), updated by Rudoph Wachter's Attic Vase Inscriptions (AVI)
  • Pleiades URI: https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/413393
  • Coordinates: 42.421429,11.702499
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 42.419009,11.6298975
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