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9016837, ATHENIAN, Athens, National Museum, Athens, National Museum, 845

  • Vase Number: 9016837
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: PLAQUE, FRAGMENT
  • Provenance: GREECE, ATHENS
  • Last Recorded Collection: Athens, National Museum: 2385
  • Previous Collections:
    • Athens, National Museum: 845
  • CAVI Collection: Athens, N.M. 2410, 2412, 2413.
  • CAVI Lemma: Fr. of BF pinax. From Athens, Ceramicus (Boardman). Unattributed{1}; "αρειου" set. Third quarter sixth. 540-530 (Boardman).
  • CAVI Subject: 2410 and 2413: procession of men to left [of the prothesis]. 2410: four pairs of two men each (two not bearded) with raised hands in procession to right. 2410 has at the bottom a maeander band and at the top a framed inscription (Boardman, p. 52). 2412: is another procession, at the right.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: My readings from CC.: In a zone marked-off at the top, Dip. and Gr: Dip.: [---](.)ος :* σεμα τοδ' εστι :* αρειο{2}. Gr.: [---].νος εστσ̣γ̣ισν̣τ̣, etc{3}. Boardman's readings, p. 60: first incised: ...]νοςςεστοδεστιναρειο; then correctly inscribed: ...]ν̣ος :* σεματοδεστι :* αρειο. The first letter shown by the Gr. to have been a nu; hence: [--]νος σεμα τοδ' εστι Αρειο, probably continuing on the ff. plaques, as it is hexametric. The plaques were bespoken. [B. does not consider that αρειο may be an adj. Cf. Shapiro. Cf. also Mommsen who thinks even then a proper name followed, but I do not see that: it coulkd be something like ανδρος, leaving the tomb that of an anonymous warrior.]
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} related to Group E, Beazley (1939a: 305), according to Boardman. Not so stated in ABV 687. Boardman: Exekian in style, not in quality, very close to Munich 1381 [ABV 142/5 Towry Whyte Painter, near Group E]. {2} the photo shows a horizontal stroke for the first letter. See also Threatte (1980), p. 426: original εστιν Αρειο replaced by εστι :* Αρειο. [I prefer αρειο.] {3} Done from a good photo in CC; not clear whether the Gr. is under or over the Dip.; the letters seem to correspond one by one to the Dip.
  • CAVI Comments: The `areio' set comprises 2410, 2412, 2413; Technau had added 1246 and 2417, but Boardman put them with the Exekian 2414 and 2415 (see ABV). - The fr. 2410, the only one inscribed, preserves the upper right-hand corner. - Unclear whether areio is a name or an adjective (`war-like') (Shapiro). - H. Mommsen, 8 and n. 32: the inscription (this is the funeral monument (sema) of Areios, or of the war-like ...) shows that the plaque was affixed to a monument. Mommsen clearly thinks the epigram is incomplete at the end, but since it is incomplete at the beginning a noun or name agreeing with areio (if an adj.) could have preceded. For other plaques with proper names see ibidem. Ibidem, p. 24: this is the only series devoted to the funeral of a man.
  • CAVI Number: 0847
  • AVI Bibliography: Wolters (1888), 183/1-3, pl. 11. — Kretschmer (1894), 92, n. 5. — Collignon–Couve (1902–4), nos. 845-47, pl. 35. — Zschietzschmann (1928), nos. 41-43. — Boardman (1955), 60/11 and fig. (section), pl. 40,c,d (2412 and 2413 only). — ABV (1956), 687 (mention only). — Shapiro (1991), 638 and n. 49 (not ill.). — H. Mommsen (1997a), 8 and n. 32 (bibl.), 22.
  • 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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