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9016472, ATHENIAN GEOMETRIC, Athens, Agora Museum, P4884

  • Vase Number: 9016472
  • Shape Name: PYXIS
  • Provenance: GREECE, ATHENS, AGORA
  • Date: -725 to -675
  • Current Collection: Athens, Agora Museum: P4884
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  • AVI Record Number: 324
  • CAVI Collection: Athens, Agora P 4884.
  • CAVI Lemma: Pyxis with lid. From Athens. Unattributed. Late eighth.
  • CAVI Subject: Undecorated. Two pairs of tie holes.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: On the lid and the rim: one pair of tie holes: straight Gr. lines. The other pair has Χ.
  • CAVI Comments: "The crosses and bars incised on the rims and lids of pyxides of the last quarter of the eighth century (as XVI 1, fig. 50) do not necessarily imply a knowledge of writing, and certainly cannot be interpreted as demonstrating any knowledge of alphabetic writing. They are simply convenient symbols [of the potters] who used them to mark the corresponding parts of the vase and its lid." (Young). But writing was known in the late eighth cnetury.
  • CAVI Number: 0324
  • AVI Bibliography: Young (1939a), 76/XVI 1, figs. 49-50 (phot.). — AttScr (1990), no. 5.
  • 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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