9016534, ATHENIAN, Athens, Agora Museum, P12629

  • Vase Number: 9016534
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Shape Name: TILE
  • Provenance: GREECE, ATHENS, AGORA
  • Date: -550 to -500
  • Current Collection: Athens, Agora Museum: P12629
  • CAVI Collection: Athens, Agora P 12,629.
  • CAVI Lemma: Fr. of an unglazed tile. From Athens. Unattributed. Third quarter sixth (context). *Vanderpool, Hesp. 8 (1939) 258/9, fig. 15. *LSAG 78/33, pl. 4 (phot.). *Sprunt Studies 46 (1964) 16/2. Agora 21, G 1, pl. 30 (dr.). Script 293.
  • CAVI Subject: Undecorated.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Written on the sherd, Gr.: h[b] ερμ[ει] ε[/b]?[b] ι[/b]?[b] Ιμ[/b]'[b] αγαλΙμα[/b].
  • CAVI Comments: NOT A VASE. - Vanderpool gives Schweigert's reading: [b] Ερμ[/b]'[b] ειμ[/b]' [b] αγαλμα[/b], "I am Hermes' statue." Jeffery prefers: h[b] ερμει μ[/b]' [b] αγαλμα ...[/b], "may be an imperfect draft ... for a sculptor who was making a Hermes statue for some client" (LSAG 74 and n. 2). Lang reads: h[b] ερμει Ι μαγαλ[/b]|[b] μα,[/b] and says: "An informal label on a dedication: "To Hermes (someone dedicated) me, a pleasing gift." The above reading is from Sprunt Studies, where I also suggest an alternative: h[b] ερμ(α) ειμ(ι) αγαλμα.[/b] I assume an anonymous dedication of a `stone' added to a stone pile. Perhaps metrical, since elided?
  • 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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