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950, ATHENIAN, Athens, National Museum, Acropolis Collection, Athens, National Museum, 1.2526

  • Vase Number: 950
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: PLAQUE, FRAGMENT
  • Date: -575 to -525
  • Inscriptions: Named: HIMEROS, E[ROS
  • Last Recorded Collection: Athens, National Museum: 15131
  • Previous Collections:
    • Athens, National Museum, Acropolis Collection: 1.2526
  • Publication Record: Budin, S. L., The Origin of Aphrodite (Bethesda, 2003): 29, FIG.2F (DRAWING)
    Carpenter, T.H., Art and Myth in Ancient Greece (London, 1991): FIG.91
    Carpenter, T.H., Dionysian Imagery in Archaic Greek Art (Oxford, 1986): PL.9B
    Graef, B. and Langlotz, E., Die antiken Vasen von der Akropolis zu Athen, vol.1 (Berlin, 1925): PL.104.2526
    Greifenhagen, A., Griechische Eroten (Berlin, 1957): 39, FIG.219
    Himmelmann, N., Zur Eigenart des klassischen Götterbildes (Munich, 1959): 14F, FIG.3
    Karoglou, K., Attic Pinakes: Votive images in clay. British Archaeological Reports International Series 2104 (Oxford, 2010): 166, FIG.66
    Lacroix, L., Etudes d'archeologie numismatique (Paris, 1974): PL.2.1
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: II, PL.126, APHRODITE 1255
    Neils, J. and Oakley, J.H. (eds.), Coming of Age in Ancient Greece, Images of Childhood from the Classical Past (New Haven, 2003): 141, FIG.1
    Pala, E., Acropoli di Atene, Un microcosmo della produzione e distribuzione della ceramica attica (Rome, 2012): 152, FIG.67
    Pellegrini, E., Eros nella Grecia arcaica e classica, iconografia e iconologia (Rome, 2009): PL.16
    Rosenzweig, R., Worshipping Aphrodite, Art and Cult in Classical Athens (Ann Arbor, 2004): FIG.12
    Schefold, K., Gods and Heroes in Late Archaic Greek Art. English translation by A. Griffiths (Cambridge, 1992): FIG.11
    Schefold, K., Götter und Heldensagen der Griechen in der spätarchaischen Kunst (Munich, 1978): 21, FIG.11
    Shapiro, H.A., Art and Cult under the Tyrants in Athens (Mainz, 1989): PL.53B
    Shapiro, H.A., Personifications in Greek Art, The Representation of Abstract Concepts 600-400 BC (Zurich, 1993): 110, FIG.62
    Simon, E., Die Götter der Griechen (Munich, 1969): 230, FIG.218
    Smith, A.C. and Pickup, S. (eds.), Brill's Companion to Aphrodite (Leiden, 2010): 204, FIG.10.1
    Stampolidis, N.C. and Tassoulas, Y. (eds.), Eros: from Hesiod’s Theogony to Late Antiquity, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, 10th December 2009-11th April 2010 (Athens, 2009): 83, NO.6 (COLOUR OF OV)
    Thomsen, A., Die Wirkung der Götter, Bilder mit Flügelfiguren auf griechischen Vasen des 6. und 5. Jahrhunderts v.Chr. (Berlin and Boston, 2011): 270, FIG.112
    Vermeule, E., Aspects of Death in Early Greek Art and Poetry (Berkeley, 1979): 152, FIG.5
    del Corral Corredoira, P.D., Y Dioniso desposó a la rubia Ariadna: estudio iconográfico de la cerámica ática (575-300 a.C.) (Oxford, 2007): 139, FIG.69
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 1182
  • LIMC ID: 20900
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Athens, N.M. Acr. i, 2526.
  • CAVI Lemma: Fr. of BF plaque. From Athens. Unattributed. Ca. 550.
  • CAVI Subject: Upper right portion of plaque: Aphrodite holding the nude Himeros in her right arm and Eros in the left.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Around Himeros' head: hιμερος, retr. Above Eros' head: Ε[ρος].
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} there said to be wrongly put together.
  • CAVI Comments: = Athens, N.M. 15,131. - Very neat writing.
  • CAVI Number: 1182
  • AVI Bibliography: BADB 950 (much bibl.). — Seltman (1923–5), 89f., fig. 1 (first publication). — Graef–Langlotz (1925–33), i, no. 2526, pl. 104. — Beazley–Payne (1929), 263{1}. — Greifenhagen (1957a), 39, fig. 29. — E.T. Vermeule (1979), 152, fig. 5. — LIMC ii (1984), pl. 126, Aphrodite 1255. — Carpenter (1986), pl. 9,b. — Shapiro (1989), 121, pl. 53,b. — Carpenter (1991), fig. 91.
  • 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: 37.971422,23.726167
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 37.971421,23.726166

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