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9017044, ATHENIAN, Athens, National Museum, Acropolis Collection, 2.1493

  • Vase Number: 9017044
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK GLAZE
  • Shape Name: FRAGMENTS
  • Provenance: GREECE, ATHENS, ACROPOLIS (?)
  • Current Collection: Athens, National Museum, Acropolis Collection: 2.1493
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  • AVI Record Number: 1688
  • CAVI Collection: Athens, N.M. Acr. ii, 1493.
  • CAVI Lemma: Frs. of BG pot. From Athens. Unattributed. Date unclear.
  • CAVI Subject: Undecorated.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Grr.: [---]μ̣αθ̣[---]μ̣υ̣[---] (2) Αγαθ[ον] (1) vac. και τον κοινε φ̣[ιλ]ον :* μ' εφερε. vacat. (3) καλος. (1)
  • CAVI Comments: The inscriptions are intertwined: {1} is in larger letters than {2} and {3} and was presumably written first. The first part of {2} and all of {3} are in smaller letters of about the same size; despite the vacat at the beginning of {3} one could consider {2} and {3} one inscription. The second part of {2} is in large and curiously curved letters, of which I can make nothing; they may not belong with any of the other letters. Peek, who restored [φιλ]ον, thinks the vase may be speaking: "[remember so-and-so] and the common friends; he brought me." Hiller von Gaertringen thought εφερε had erotic significance, which is not accepted by Peek. {2} is ignored by all. Talcott compares μ' εφερε with Agora P 5160, which has μεθερε [με φερε, Lang (1976), C 19] together with several Gr. kalos-inscriptions; she also cites Kretschmer (1894), 200, who lists a RF amphora in the Canino Collection [not in Beazley], with, above, Dionysus' head α[νδ?]ροςμεθερ, without explaining it. She seems to accept Peek's explanation. But the punctuation should not have the function of a semicolon or period. The general context here is certainly erotic.
  • CAVI Number: 1688
  • AVI Bibliography: Kretschmer (1894), 200, para. 182. — Graef–Langlotz (1925–33), ii, no. 1493, pl. 93 (ph.), p. 126 (dr.); *Peek, ibid., 131. — Talcott (1936), 350/under no. 3.
  • 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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