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9017687, ATHENIAN, Palermo, Museo Archeologico Regionale, T42

  • Vase Number: 9017687
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Shape Name: LEKYTHOS
  • Provenance: ITALY, SICILY, SELINUS
  • Date: -550 to -500
  • Decoration: Body: THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR
  • Last Recorded Collection: Palermo, Museo Archeologico Regionale: T42
  • Publication Record: Immerwahr, H., A Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions, Preliminary Edition (1998): 6031
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  • AVI Record Number: 6031
  • CAVI Collection: Palermo, Museo Nazionale.
  • CAVI Lemma: BF lekythos. From Selinus, tomb 42 (excavations of 1964). Unattributed. Third quarter sixth (Tusa).
  • CAVI Subject: Theseus and the Minotaur, between women and men looking on.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Nonsense: imitation letters or dots: four rows, two to left and two to right of Theseus and the Minotaur. In the BG area below the picture, Gr. in large letters, in two irregular lines: Ἀριστοκλείας ε̅̓μὶ τὰς καλ|ὰς καλά· hαύτα δ’ ἐμά· Πίθαϙος αἰτέσας ἔχει{1}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} The first line starts under the Minotaur, i.e. in the middle of the picture; the second line is written above it (but still in the BG) and starts much further to the left. The text is that of ZPE: the pictures show only a portion of the right-hand part of the inscription. The original reading εμι in line 2 is corrected to εμα by M. and T. after Tusa (see ZPE n. 7.).
  • CAVI Comments: M. and T. follow Gallavotti in reading two iambic trimeters: Αριστοκλειας εμι τας καλας καλα· hαυτα δ’ εμα· Πιθαϙος αιτεσας εχει. The vase speaks. For the meaning of the graffito see the discussion in ZPE.
  • CAVI Number: 6031
  • AVI Bibliography: Guarducci (1974), 340 n. 1 (but inscr. is not a Dip.). — Gallavotti (1979), 53ff. — Tusa (1982), 171-78, fig. 2, pls. 42-44. — O. Masson and J. Taillardat (1985), 137-40, pl. 9. — Engelmann (1986), 102. — SEG 39 (1989), no. 938. — Johnston (1990), 461/M (not ill.).
  • 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: 37.583902,12.809372
  • Pleiades Coordinates: 37.5729367167,12.8729117667

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