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    METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

    ATTIC^ED-FIGUREDVASES

    A SURVEYRevised EditionBY GISELA M. A. RICHTER

    NEW HAVENYALE UNIVERSITY PRESS

    1958

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    COPYRIGHT 1946, 1958, BY YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS.Printed in the United States of America byVail-Ballou Press, Inc., Binghamton, N.Y.

    All rights reserved. This book may not bereproduced, in whole or in part, in any form(except by reviewers for the public press),without written permission from the publishers.

    Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 58-11408.

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    TOJ. D. BEAZLEY

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    PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION

    SINCE the publication in 1936 of the two-volume catalogue,Red-figured Athenian Vases in the Metropolitan Museumof Art, 1 have repeatedly been asked to republish part of thetext in a smaller, less expensive volume; At last I have been ableto carry out the suggestion. In preparing the book here offeredI have freely borrowed from my catalogue, but I have also addedmuch that is new. Our understanding of Attic vases has beenenlarged and deepened during the last generation by increasedknowledge of the painters who decorated them. To present ageneral survey of Athenian red-figure it was therefore necessaryto give descriptions of at least the most prominent of thesepainters. As many of them were not represented in the Metro-politan Museum and had not been discussed in the catalogue,accounts of them had to be supplied. Naturally it was impos-sible in a short survey to discuss every known artist. Of themore than five hundred painters who have by now beenrecognized I have mentioned fewer than half but enough, Ihope, to give an idea o the manifold activity in the Attic pot-teries. In the descriptions of actual examples I have put theprimary stress on the vases in New York, so that the book mayalso serve as a guide to that collection. It seemed a gain to viewthe New York vases as a part of a larger context. Though mychief theme is red-figure I have occasionally included shortdiscussions of contemporary black-figured and white-groundvases, for the three techniques sometimes went on concurrentlyin the same potteries.

    It would have been pleasant to give a wealth of illustrations.Descriptions of scenes and analyses of style without a pictureready to hand are tedious. As one of the primary motives, how-ever, in writing the new book was to produce a low-pricedvolume, and as illustrations of course add to the cost of pro-duction, I have had to confine myself to relatively few pictures.I have in many cases chosen details instead of whole composi-tions, for large-scale single figures often bring out the style of apainter better than entire scenes on a small scale. In the selec-tion preference has been given to examples in the Metropolitan

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    vi ATTIC RED-FIUURJUJMuseum. The majority of the pictures on the plates are repro-duced from photographs; the line drawings in the text are byLindsley F. Hall, either drawn from the originals or redrawnfrom other publications.The notes give references to illustrations of all the publishedvases mentioned, when possible in easily accessible books. Ihave also in every case given a reference to Professor Beazley'slatest book, Attic Red-figure Vase-painters,, 1942, where lists ofthe works of each painter as well as full bibliographies of theillustrations will be found. I have adopted throughout theattributions given in that epoch-making book.Vase inscriptions are transliterated into the Ionic alphabetexcept when it was desirable for obvious reasons to show theexact spelling of the original.My text has been read by Miss Christine Alexander andMiss Marjorie J. Milne, and I owe to them valuable suggestionsand corrections. Many of the notes on the inscriptions andkalos names are by Miss Milne (often quoted with her signa-ture). The section on Technique has been revised and greatlyimproved by Miss Maude Robinson. Mr. A. Fieldman has helpedme with the preparation of the Index. I want also to thankProfessor H. R. W. Smith, whose encouragement induced mefinally to undertake the writing of this Survey. My debt to myfriend J. D. Beazley is greater than I can express in words. Hiswritings have revolutionized the study of Athenian vase paint-ing and are an inspiration to us all. With his usual generosityhe has read my manuscript and has sent me many importantcomments. I gratefully dedicate this book to him. Finally Iwant to thank the Metropolitan Museum and the Yale Univer-sity Press for making this publication possible.PREFACE TO THE REVISED EDITIONIn this new edition I have had to confine myself to the fewest

    possible corrections. I have been able, however, to add shortdescriptions of some new accessions to the New York collectionand to make .a number of corrections, many of which I owe toSir John Beazley and Mr. D. von Bothmer. The numbers I givefor vases attributed to specific painters are no longer quite cor-rect (see forthcoming and ed. of Beazley's ARV). The part of theIntroduction that deals with the black glaze (pp. 2730) hashad to be rewritten in view of recent discoveries.

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    ABBREVIATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHYThe list of abbreviations will serve as a general bibliography. The

    bibliographies on special subjects are given in notes to the relevantsections of the Introduction. For a more extended list cf. Beazley,Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Oxford, 1942.

    PERIODICALS, LEXICONS, CORPUSES, ETC.AA Archdologischer Anzeiger. Beiblatt zum Jahrbuch des deutschen

    archaologischen Instituts. Berlin, from 1889.AJA American Journal of Archaeology. Baltimore, Princeton, Nor-wood, Concord, from 1885.AM Mitteilungen des deutschen archaologischen Instituts, Athe-nische Abteilung. Athens, from 1876.Annali Annali dell' Institute di Corrispondenza Archeologica.Rome, 1829-85.Arch. Delt. Archaiologikon Deltion. Athens, from 1915.Arch. Ztg. Archaologische Zeitung. Berlin, 1843-85.

    Atti Soc. Magna Grecia Atti e memorie della Societa Magna Grecia.Rome, 1928-32.BCH Bulletin de correspondance helle'nique. Paris, from 1877.Br. Br. Brunn and Bruckmann's Denkmaler griechischer undromischer Sculbtur. Munich, from 1888.BSA Annual of the British School at Athens. London, from 1894.BSR Papers of the British School at Rome. London, from 1902.CIG Boeckh, August, Corpus inscriptionum graecarum. Berlin,

    1828-1877.CV Corpus vasorum antiquorum. Paris and elsewhere, from 1922.Daremberg-Saglio Daremberg, C., Saglio, E., and others, Diction-

    naire des antiquity's grecques et romaines. Paris, 1877-1919.Eph. Ephemeris archaiologike. Athens, from 1883.IG Inscriptions graecae. Berlin, from 1873; ed. minor, from 1913.Jb. Jahrbuch des deutschen archaologischen Instituts. Berlin,from 1886.JHS Journal of Hellenic Studies. London, from 1880.Mel. d'arch. Melan'ges d'archeologie et d'histoire publics parI'&cole francaise de Rome. Rome, from 1881.MM Bulletin Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New

    York, from 1905.

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    Vlll Al 11^ Jt^UJLI-ri^UJSJlJU V/YOJLOMM Studies The Metropolitan Museum Studies. New York, 1928-36.Mon. dell' Inst. Monumenti inediti pubblicati dall'Institute diCorrispondenza Archeologica. Rome and Paris, 1829-91.Mon. Line. Monumenti antichi pubblicati per cura della RealeAccademia del Lincei. Milan, from 1889.Mon. Piot Monuments et memoires public's par VAcademic desInscriptions et Belles-Lettres (Fondation Eugene Piot). Paris,from 1894.Museum Journal The Museum Journal (The University Museum,University of Pennsylvania). Philadelphia, 1910-33.

    JVS Notizie degli scavi di antichita, communicate alia Reale Acca-demia dei Lincei. Rome, from 1876.Oest. Jh. Jahreshefte des oesterreichischen archdologischen Insti-

    tutes in Wien. Vienna, from 1898.Pauly-Wissowa Paulys Real-Encyclopddie der classischen Alter-

    tumswissenschaft, edited by G. Wissowa, W. Kroll and others.Stuttgart, from 1894.Roscher's Lexikon Ausfuhrliches Lexikon der griechischen undromischen Mythologie, edited by W. H. Roscher. Leipzig, 1884-1937-RM Mitteilungen des deutschen archaeologischen Instituts,Roemische Abteilung. Rome, from 1886.

    BOOKSAlbizzati Albizzati, Carlo. Vasi antichi dipinti del Vaticano. Rome,from 1925.Aurigemma, S1 , S2 Aurigemma, Salvatore. II R. Museo di Spina

    (ed. i and 2). Ferrara, 1935, 1936.Beazley Beazley, J. D. Attic Red-figure Vase-Painters. Oxford, 1942.Beazley, ABS Beazley, J. D. Attic Black-figure: a Sketch. London,

    1928.Beazley, AB V Beazley, J. D. Attic Black-figure Vase-Painters. Ox-

    ford, 1956.Beazley, Alt. V. Beazley, J. D. Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigenStils. Tubingen, 1925.Beazley, AWL Beazley, J. D. Attic White Lekythoi. London, 1938.Beazley, Berl Beazley, J. D. Der Berliner Maler. Berlin, 1930.Beazley, CF Beazley, J. D. Campana Fragments in Florence. Ox-ford, 1933.Beazley, 7. Beazley, J. D. Der Rleophrades-Maler. Berlin, 1933.Beazley, Panm. Beazley, J. D. Der Pan-Maler. Berlin, 1931.

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    ABBREVIATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY ixBeazley, Potter Beazley, J. D< Potter and Painter in AncientAthens. Oxford, 1945.Beazley, VA Beazley, J. D. Attic Red-figured Vases in AmericanMuseums. Cambridge (Mass.), 1918.Beazley, V. Pol. Beazley, J. D. Greek Vases in Poland. Oxford, 1928.See also note on Sir John Beazley's publications at the end of

    this list.Bechtel, Personennamen Bechtel, Friedrich. Die historischen Per-sonennamen des Griechischen bis zur Kaiserzeit. Halle, 1917.Bieber, HT Bieber, Margarete. The History of the Greek