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9016387, ATHENIAN, Argos, Archaeological Museum

  • Vase Number: 9016387
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK GLAZE
  • Shape Name: CUP, FRAGMENTS
  • Provenance: GREECE, ARGOS
  • Date: -500 to -450
  • Last Recorded Collection: Argos, Archaeological Museum
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 168
  • CAVI Collection: Argos.
  • CAVI Lemma: Frs. of BG cup. From Argos, South wall of Classical Stoa (Kavvadias). Unattributed. Second quarter fifth (Pierart–Thalman, Kavvadias). 480-460 (the vase, BCH).
  • CAVI Subject: No figured decoration.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: On the BG underside of the foot, 2 Grr., the second curved: Ευ[]. το hεροο̣ς{1}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} so the text in BCH. The last omicron is an irregular patch of BG which has splintered off (according to the photo) and which is found in the space between omicron and sigma that are spaced in the regular manner. Therefore I wonder if the reading should not be: το hερος, with contraction. [I did not find this in Johnston (1990). Look up BCH 1956.]
  • CAVI Comments: The pot is Attic. The two Grr. are by different hands, the first larger and probably of the previous owner who dedicated the vase in an sanctuary of the Hero. I doubt the reading in BCH: ευ[χην?] το hεροο̣ς. A similar inscription is in BCH 80 (1956) 387, fig. 45. The hero is unknown. The second inscription is in the Argive alphabet: closed heta; three-stroke sigma reversed. The cup is dated by shape, which is Sparkes–Talcott (1970), nos. 410-413. Kavvadias reads ευ[χην](?) το hεροος (apparently after BCH).
  • CAVI Number: 0168
  • AVI Bibliography: Pierart–Thalmann (1986), 35, pl. 57,a. — Catling (1986–7), 18, fig. 22. — Touchais (1987), 591, fig. 7 (Grr.). — Kavvadias (1997), 316 n. 2.
  • 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: 37.6333,22.7167
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 37.631561,22.719464

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