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9016656, ATHENIAN, Athens, Agora Museum, P15208

  • Vase Number: 9016656
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Provenance: GREECE, ATHENS, AGORA
  • Date: -500 to -450
  • Last Recorded Collection: Athens, Agora Museum: P15208
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  • AVI Record Number: 496
  • CAVI Collection: Athens, Agora P 15,208.
  • CAVI Lemma: Fr. of large unglazed storage amphora. From Athens. Unattributed. Second quarter fifth (Lang). 490-450 (context). Close to 450 (letter forms).
  • CAVI Subject: Undecorated.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: On the outside of the wall, written on the sherd, Gr.: Ευμελις / ηκ[ε] ος ταχος. / Αρκεσιμος. Above the upsilon of line one is a gamma; below the kappa of the last line, an epsilon; below, in the field (according to pl. 2) a chi, and a rho plus a diagonal line (iota?).
  • CAVI Comments: Found with P 15,209, q.v. - Lang's reading: "Eumelis, come as quickly as you can. Arkesimos." Lang also says that the ος ταχος was crowded in as an afterthought. The feminine Eumelis is not known; Arkesimos is found in Eretria (cf. Bechtel (1917)). - The problem is that the ancients do not sign letters on the bottom. - For ηκε, V.&S. compare Ar., Peace 275: ηκε νυν ταχυ. - The alphabet is Attic except for eta, but that may possibly be syllabic hε [[h(ε)]] for he. Or mixed alphabet? - The Gr. may be amatory, cf. P 15,209.
  • CAVI Number: 0496
  • AVI Bibliography: Vanderpool and Stamires ms. — Lang (1976), B 7, pl. 2 (dr.). — AttScr (1990), no. 729.
  • 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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