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9016531, ATHENIAN, Athens, Agora Museum, P12336

  • Vase Number: 9016531
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK GLAZE
  • Shape Name: PYXIS, FRAGMENT
  • Provenance: GREECE, ATHENS, AGORA
  • Date: -450 to -400
  • Last Recorded Collection: Athens, Agora Museum: P12336
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  • AVI Record Number: 446
  • CAVI Collection: Athens, Agora P 12,336.
  • CAVI Lemma: Fr. from base of BG pyxis. From Athens. Unattributed. Second half fifth.
  • CAVI Subject: Undecorated.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: Lang: (a) Gr. on projecting flange: ν]ε τον Δια και τον Α[πολλονα ...] ]εοι τεισαιτο vacat (b) Gr. within ring-foot: και τον [---] νε το[ς αλλος θεο[ς (c) Gr. on floor: ]κ̣ος{1}. V.&S.: (a) Gr. on bottom: N]ε τον Δια και τον Α[πολλο και τεν Δεμετρα και τεν Αθενααν και τον Ποσειδο] και τον [Αρε]. νε το[ς] θεο[ς παντας] αι θ[εοι τε ισαι το. (b) Gr. on the floor: --](.)ος
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} there are many scratches on this Gr.; see pl. 30.
  • CAVI Comments: Schweigert saw that (a) is the formula of an oath; cf. Acr. ii, 1445: [---]ραι και Κλεταγορη φιλετα(ι)[ροι] | [νη τ]ον Δια και την Δημητρα. Lang thinks one or two other deities may have been added in the first line of (a), which must have been followed by a wish that a certain person be avenged or punished; (b) was then added to include one more deity and the other Olympian gods. V.&S. had considered (a) and (b) as one inscription and added many divinities. -ταισαιτο is clearly to be preferred to τε ισαι το, but since no personal name is extant we cannot know if the oath is an affirmation or a curse. Lang's version, however, lacks any reference to female divinities. The inscription needs further study.
  • CAVI Number: 0446
  • AVI Bibliography: Vanderpool and Stamires ms. — Lang (1976), 53/G 6, pl. 30.
  • 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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