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9016841, ATHENIAN, Athens, National Museum, 12352

  • Vase Number: 9016841
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: PLAQUE
  • Provenance: GREECE, ATHENS
  • Date: -625 to -575
  • Inscriptions: Named: HEDANTHE, KLEONASSA
  • Last Recorded Collection: Athens, National Museum: 12352
  • Publication Record: Annual of the British School at Athens: 50 (1955) 58.3, PL.1 (INCLUDING DRAWING)
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 0872a
  • LIMC ID: 202929
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Athens, N.M. 12,352.
  • CAVI Lemma: Fragmentary BF plaque. Unattributed. Ca. 600 (Boardman).
  • CAVI Subject: Funerary: preserved are the top, left, and right edges (with BG stripes); broken at the bottom: two female mourners: a large woman to left; at her lower body, apparently a vase and a small female to left; at right, a woman to left (smaller than her companion at left), mourning and holding a small child. Black border. [No doubt part of a series, as a panel with the dead is required to the left of this one.]
  • CAVI Inscriptions: The dr. in BSA 50 shows: horizontal: ḥεα̣γ̣ν̣; vertical: hεικλε(ο̣)[.]ν̣α̣[--], with the dotted letters given partially or wholly in outline; the omicron has the end of a vertical line in outline below its left side: was the draftsman thinking of a koppa or rho? My very tentative readings agree to some extent: hεγαμ and hεικλ(.)... Boardman, with some hesitation, thinks a letter may be missing between the horizontal and vertical inscriptions; he reads the second heta as a rectangular theta and considers the iota a punctuation mark; he also thinks the stroke under the omicron should be ignored; thus: hεδαν and θ̣ε|κλε̣ο̣να. On the assumption that these might be two female names(1), he suggests, e.g.: hεδανθε and Κλεονα[σσα]. [This ignores the possible letter in the upper right-hand corner.]
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} cf. also H. Mommsen, Exekias I, 22 and n. 182. {2} see under `replacements'.
  • CAVI Comments: Unskilful style, very poorly preserved. Other plaques with proper names are the `areio' tablet, Athens, N.M. 2410 (CAVI 847 as corrected(2); perhaps), and the Exekias series in Berlin (1811-1826, CAVI 2249 as corrected(2)). My readings were poor. The dr. in the museum did not show the inscriptions well [this is probably the dr. reproduced in Boardman, pl. 1.] - Mommsen says: "Eine frühe Grabtafel in Athen ... trägt Beischriften, die schwer zu entziffern sind; vielleicht handelt es sich um die Namen der klagenden Frauen." - Closed heta. Rectangular theta (which may also be a heta).
  • CAVI Number: 872a
  • AVI Bibliography: Zschietzschmann (1928), no. 24. — Karouzou (1937), 111 (wrong museum no.). — Richter (1942–3), 80 n. 7. — Boardman (1955), 58/3, pl. 1 (dr. and ph.). — H. Mommsen (1997a), 22 and n. 182.
  • 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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  • Coordinates: 37.976173,23.72519
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 37.9751764678,23.7263451721

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