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9016504, ATHENIAN, Athens, Agora Museum, P9978

  • Vase Number: 9016504
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Shape Name: FRAGMENT
  • Provenance: GREECE, ATHENS
  • Date: -450 to -400
  • Current Collection: Athens, Agora Museum: P9978
  • CAVI Collection: Athens, Agora P 9978.
  • CAVI Lemma: Fr. (chip) of a clay object (lamp?). From Athens. Unattributed. Second half fifth. *Vidi + *museum card.
  • CAVI Subject: No decoration preserved.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: On the outer face, in white, two non-stoich. lines following the rim are partially preserved: [b] [---] θε[.]ν Ι [---]η[/b]?[b] κε Π[---][/b]. Under the glaze, preliminary sketch: [b] [---] θεο[/b]?[b] [.]ν Ι [---]η[/b]?[b] κε [/b]:[b] Π[/b]?[b] [...]ς[/b]?[b] [---][/b].
  • CAVI Comments: From a massive clay object hollowed in the middle; two BG surfaces are preserved on this very tiny fr. Found in Tholos trench A in disturbed fill. NOT A VASE; probably a lamp. Probably a dedication, e.g. [b] [ο δεινα ταιν[/b] or [b] Μητρι] θεο[/b]?[b] [ι]ν [/b] [b] Ι [--- ανεθ]η[/b]?[b] κε [/b]:[b] Π[/b]?[b] [...]ς[/b]? [nomen patris? ---]. Butthe eta may be a vertical plus an upsilon, hence the name of a female dedicator, and the pi may be an Ionic gamma; hence perhaps: [b] [ταιν[/b] or [b] Μητρι] θεο[/b]?[b] [ι]ν Ι [--](.)υ[/b]?[b] κε [/b]:[b] Γ[/b]?[b] [...]ς[/b]? [b] Ι [ανεθεκεν][/b], which gives better spacing. The finalsigma of the father's name is only a bit of a top diagonal stroke. Clearly a bespoken piece.
  • 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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