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217542, ATHENIAN, Athens, National Museum, Acropolis Collection, 2.1051

  • Vase Number: 217542
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: RED-FIGURE
  • Date: -425 to -375
  • Inscriptions: MIKION
    Signature: MIKIO[N] GRAPSAS
  • Attributed To: Compare MIKION P by BEAZLEY
  • Decoration: Obverse: WOMEN, ONE SEATED (?) RETURN OF PERSEPHONE (?)
  • Last Recorded Collection: Athens, National Museum, Acropolis Collection: 2.1051
  • Publication Record: Beazley, J.D., Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1963): 1341
    Carpenter, T.H., with Mannack, T. and Mendonca, M., Beazley Addenda, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1989): 367
    Graef, B. & Langlotz, E., Die antiken Vasen von der Akropolis zu Athen, vol.2 (Berlin, 1933): PL.81.1051A, B, D
    Karoglou, K., Attic Pinakes: Votive images in clay. British Archaeological Reports International Series 2104 (Oxford, 2010): 170, FIG.74
    Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae: V, PL.347, HORAI 35
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  • AVI Record Number: 1469
  • LIMC ID: 21748
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  • CAVI Collection: Athens, N.M. Acr. ii, 1051.
  • CAVI Lemma: Frs. of RF plaque. From Athens. Unattributed; Mikion (?). Mikion, potter (?). Second half fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: Uncertain subject{1}.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Fr. a: two-liner(?): Μικιω[ν ---?] | [---] γ̣ραψας̣{2}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} Langlotz suggested Return of Persephone. {2} done from pl. 81 in Graef–Langlotz. Langlotz read [εγραψα], Beazley γραψας, adding that the name may have been followed by ανεθηκεν or the like. Hence: Μικιων [ανεθηκεν αυτος] γραψας(?). (Meaning he painted the vase; but the vase is earlier than other vases signed Mikion as potter; see ARV[2] 1341). Cf. Acr. 2134, ABV 347: ... ανεθεκεν ... αυτος ποι[εσας].
  • CAVI Comments: Is Mikion to be distinguished from the potter? See the discussion in Robertson.
  • CAVI Number: 1469
  • AVI Bibliography: Wolters (1887), 388 (not ill.). — Graef–Langlotz (1925–33), ii, no. 1501, pl. 81. — ARV[2] (1963), 1341. — Robertson (1992), 249-50.
  • 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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