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9016399, ATHENIAN, Athens, Agora Museum, P226

  • Vase Number: 9016399
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK GLAZE
  • Date: -500 to -450
  • Last Recorded Collection: Athens, Agora Museum: P226
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  • AVI Record Number: 236
  • CAVI Collection: Athens, Agora P 226.
  • CAVI Lemma: base of BG skyphos. From Athens. Unattributed. Second quarter fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: Rays at bottom{1}.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: On the bottom, Grr. along margins, one at the top, the other at the bottom: Αισχεα ΠΣ | Nικανορ [[ΠΣ lig., see below]].
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} Corinthian type, cf. Hesp. 5 (1936) 340, fig. 8, top row, center.
  • CAVI Comments: Lang's reading; she considers the Grr. as written on the sherd, which seems doubtful. She thinks perhaps a "tag" accompanying a consignment, weighing 5 staters, belonging to Aischeas and perhaps certified by Nikanor; or sent by Nikanor, son of Aischeas. V.&S. classify the inscription under love names, taking the sigma for the final letter of Aischeas, written over another letter which was started there by mistake.: Αισχεα(ς) | Nικανορ. - For the gen. in -α (if that is right) cf. AttScr (1990), no. 480, p. 181. The `numeral' pi with sigma written within is a bit peculiar in that the pi has almost equal verticals and is very narrow while the sigma (which is four-stroke) is large.
  • CAVI Number: 0236
  • AVI Bibliography: Vanderpool and Stamires ms. — Lang (1976), 22/E 3, pl. 10 (dr.).
  • 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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