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231, ATHENIAN, Athens, National Museum, 11036

  • Vase Number: 231
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: PLAQUE
  • Provenance: GREECE, ATTICA, ELEUSIS
  • Date: -400 to -300
  • Inscriptions: Inscription: NIINIONTIONTHEOINA
    Transcription: NINNION TOIN THE[OI]N A[NETHEKEN
  • Decoration: Obverse 1: CULT (KOMOS ?) WOMEN, ONE PLAYING PIPES, YOUTHS AND MAN
    Obverse 2: CULT, ELEUSIS, DEMETER SEATED ON BOX, PERSEPHONE WITH TORCHES, GODDESS (?) SEATED WITH PHIALE AND SCEPTRE, YOUTHS, ONE IN PATTERNED CHITONISKOS WITH TORCHES (IACCHOS, EUMOLPOS ?), DRAPED MAN WITH SPRIGS, WOMEN, ONE WITH STAFF, OMPHALOS
  • Last Recorded Collection: Athens, National Museum: 11036
  • Publication Record: Antike Kunst: 9 (1966), PL.20.1
    Antike Welt: 6 (2014) 29, FIG.4 (COLOUR OF OV)
    Bowden, H., Mystery Cults in the Ancient World (London, 2010): 41, FIG.25
    Classical Antiquity: 34.2 (OCTOBER 2015) 272, FIG.3
    Clinton, K., Myth and Cult, The Iconography of the Eleusinian Mysteries (Stockholm, 1992): FRONTISPIECE, 204, FIG.73
    Deubner, L., Attische Feste (Berlin, 1932): PL.5.1
    Ephemeris Archaiologike: 1901, PL.1 (DRAWING)
    Ephemeris Archaiologike: 1960, 82, FIG.1 (DRAWING)
    Gagarin, M. (ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (Oxford, 2010): VOLUME 3, 39
    Haysom, M. and Wallensten, J. (eds.), Current Approaches to Religion in Ancient Greece (Stockholm, 2011): 191, FIG.1 (DRAWING OF 2)
    Kaltsas, N. and Shapiro, A., Worshiping Women, Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens (Athens and New York, 2008): 151, NO.66 (COLOUR OF ELEUSIS CAST)
    Karoglou, K., Attic Pinakes: Votive images in clay. British Archaeological Reports International Series 2104 (Oxford, 2010): 187, FIG.113
    Levente, I., and Metsopolou, C. (eds.), Hiera kai latreies tes Demetras ston archaio helleniko kosmo (Volos, 2010): 134, FIG.8
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: IV, PL.591, DEMETER 392
    Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Athenische Abteilung: 23 (1898) 295 (DRAWING OF PART)
    Neils, J. and Rogers, D. (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Athens (Cambridge, 2021): 336, FIG.24.1 (OV)
    Nilsson, M., Geschichte der griechischen Religion (Munich, 1941-50): I, PL.41.2
    Scheibler, I., Griechische Malerei der Antike (Munich, 1994): 147, FIG.70
    Simon, E., Die Götter der Griechen (Munich, 1969): 114, FIG.108
    Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum: III, PL.61.81
  • LIMC ID: 6727
  • LIMC Web: http://ark.dasch.swiss/ark:/72163/080e-7402e6deea66f-2
  • CAVI Collection: Athens, N.M. 11,036.
  • CAVI Lemma: Terracotta stele. NOT A VASE. From Eleusis. Unattributed. Second half fourth. *G. Mylonas, Eleusis and the Eleusinian Mysteries (1961) 213-21, fig. 88. Collignon-Couve, no. 1968 (old bibl.). Skias, Eph. 1901,1ff. and 164ff. D. Philios, Eph. 1906, 210 n. 4 (the inscription). E. Simon, Festivals of Attica (1983), pl. 11. *Vidi. AK 9 (1966), pl. 20,1 is a good picture. JdI 87 (1972) 105-109. Script 825.
  • CAVI Subject: Gable: Seated goddess and worshippers. Body: Eleusinian procession.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Below the scene, Gr.: [b] Νι[/b][b] ι[/b][b] ννιον τοιν θεο[/b]?[b] [ι]ν α[νεθηκεν][/b].
  • 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/579920
  • Coordinates: 38.0166664123535,23.533332824707
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 38.041101,23.537401
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