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456, ATHENIAN, London, British Museum, B639

  • Vase Number: 456
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Sub Technique: WHITE GROUND
  • Shape Name: LEKYTHOS
  • Provenance: ITALY, CAPUA (?)
  • Date: -525 to -475
  • Attributed To: LITTLE-LION CLASS by HASPELS
    SAPPHO P by HASPELS
  • Decoration: Body: PSYCHOSTASIA, HERMES WITH SCALES WITH EIDOLA, FIGHT, WARRIORS, ONE WITH BOEOTIAN SHIELD (ACHILLES AND MEMNON), NONSENSE INSCRIPTIONS
  • Current Collection: London, British Museum: B639
  • Publication Record: Boardman, J., Athenian Black Figure Vases (London, 1974): FIG.261
    Burgess, J.S., The Death and Afterlife of Achilles (Baltimore, 2009): 34 (PART OF BD)
    Haspels, C., Attic Black-figured Lekythoi (Paris, 1936): 227.28, PL.36.1 (PART)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: VI, PL.11, KER 58 (PART), PLS.233-234, MEMNON 18
    Lissarrague, F. et al. (eds.), Ceramique et peinture Grecques, Modes d'emploi, Actes du colloque internat., Ecole du Louvre, April 1995 (Paris, 1999): 185, FIG.1F (PROFILE)
    Stampolidis, N.C. et al. (eds.), Beyond. Death and Afterlife in Ancient Greece (Athens, 2014): 162-163, FIG.81 (COLOUR OF PARTS OF BD)
    Vermeule, E., Aspects of Death in Early Greek Art and Poetry (Berkeley, 1979): 161, FIG.14
  • AVI Web: https://www.avi.unibas.ch/DB/searchform.html?ID=4553
  • AVI Record Number: 4381
  • LIMC ID: 11674
  • LIMC Web: http://ark.dasch.swiss/ark:/72163/080e-7448fbc9720ad-7
  • CAVI Collection: London B 639.
  • CAVI Lemma: BF lekythos. Sappho Painter (Haspels). Late sixth.
  • CAVI Subject: Psychostasia: Hermes weighing souls.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Nonsense: horizontal: σο. (ε)ιτι. Diagonally up: πυοινοιντυ, retr.{1}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} it is not certain that this is retr. The upsilons look like lambda's going in the other direction. This reading is from Hespels' plate; another inscription is partially visible in the photo.: στσ(.)οσιοσ ... .
  • CAVI Number: 4381
  • AVI Bibliography: Photo. — H.B. Walters in BM Cat. B (1893), 290. — Haspels (1936), 98, 113, 227[[/28]], pl. 36 (bibl.), Sappho Painter no. 28.
  • Pleiades URI: https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/432754
  • Coordinates: 41.108002,14.20877
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 41.0860925,14.250207
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