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7971, ATHENIAN, Eleusis, Archaeological Museum, Eleusis, Archaeological Museum, Eleusis, Archaeological Museum, 1244

  • Vase Number: 7971
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Date: -450 to -400
  • Inscriptions: Graffito: XANTHIPPE ANETHEKEN
    Named: EROS
  • Last Recorded Collection: Eleusis, Archaeological Museum: 624
  • Previous Collections:
    • Eleusis, Archaeological Museum: 1244
    • Eleusis, Archaeological Museum: 1804
  • Publication Record: Kaltsas, N. and Shapiro, A., Worshiping Women, Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens (Athens and New York, 2008): 145, NO.62 (COLOUR OF A)
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: IV, PL.217, HADES 110 (A)
    Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Athenische Abteilung: 21 (1896), PL.12
    Oakley, J.H. and Palagia, O. (eds.), Athenian Potters and Painters, Volume II (Oxford, 2010): 281, FIG.1 (PART)
    Schefold, K., Die Göttersage in der klassischen und hellenistischen Kunst (Munich, 1981): 260, FIG.372
  • AVI Web:
  • AVI Record Number: 3433
  • LIMC ID: 6886
  • LIMC Web:
  • CAVI Collection: Eleusis 1244.
  • CAVI Lemma: Frs. of RF skyphos. From Eleusis. Unattributed. Third quarter fifth. Ca. 430 (Beazley, Edwards).
  • CAVI Subject: A: Rape of Persephone: Hades abducting Kore in a chariot; at left, two women; at right, Hermes and another figure; behind the horses, another female figure (Demeter? Hartwig); above the horses' heads, Eros with a wreath and a torch. B: not preserved unless the fr. of Hartwig's p. 379 belongs there.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: A: to Eros' left, at head- and shoulder-height, facing him: Ερος, retr. Below the bottom margin, Gr.: left-aligned horizontal stoich. two-liner if the first sign is disregarded (as Hartwig does who considers it a false start): (.)ανθιπ[πη] | ανεθηκεν{1}. ^ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} Hartwig's dr.: before the alpha of the name the ill. shows the `carat', but the text gives the reading: Ανθιππη ανεθηκε (without the final nu!).
  • CAVI Comments: The museum no. is given in Add.[2]. Neither Edwards nor Simon agree with my original reading from Hartwig: the photo shows: (.)α(ν)θιππη̣ | ανεθηκεν. The first letter is unclear in the ph.; it looks more like a reversed three-stroke sigma than a xi. My own observation agreed with the dr. (see below) in that I saw a sign ^. The first nu seems to lack the first stroke (= V), but that is probably because that stroke does not go all the way through to the clay. The dr. shows the first letter as a kind of carat: ^. The nu is shown complete. Can we read: (Ξ)ανθιππη̣ | ανεθηκεν or [Χ]σ̣ανθιππη̣? In both pictures the alpha of the anetheken is below the alpha of the name; this would support the reading Ανθιππη̣, ignoring the first sign. This seems also LGPN's opinion. - The Dip.: mixed alphabet with triangular rho and four-stroke sigma. The Gr.: Ionic alphabet, unless the first sign is a sigma. K.-D. gives the dedicator as Anthippe.
  • CAVI Number: 3433
  • AVI Bibliography: Hartwig (1896a), 377-84, pl. 12 and p. 379 n. 1 (dr. of an unplaced fr.). — ARV[2] (1963), 647, under no. 21 (mention). — Simon (1966), 77, fig. 1, has a dr. — Walter (1971), 147-48, ill.s 130 and 131. — Bianchi (1976), fig. 10. — Kaempf-Dimitriadou (1979), 35, fig. 5 (dr. after AM 21), 105/339. — Kanta (1979), 137, fig. 73. — Schefold (1981), 260-61, ill. 372. — C.M. Edwards (1986), 316 and n. 72 (bibl.), pl. 21, fig. 11 (ph. showing Gr. in large letters in BG area below the scene). — Add.[2] (1989), 275. — LGPN ii (1994), s.v. Ανθιππη.
  • 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: 38.0166664123535,23.533332824707
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 38.041101,23.537401
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