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9016600, ATHENIAN, Kea, Agia Eirene

  • Vase Number: 9016600
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK GLAZE
  • Date: -525 to -475
  • Last Recorded Collection: Kea, Agia Eirene
  • Publication Record: Immerwahr, H., A Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions, Preliminary Edition (1998): 4087
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  • AVI Record Number: 4087
  • CAVI Collection: Kea, Agia Eirene.
  • CAVI Lemma: Fr. of BG skyphos. From Agia Eirene (Aghia Irini). Unattributed. Beginning fifth. Ca. 500 (Johnston).
  • CAVI Subject: No figured decoration.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: On the bottom, Gr.: ευχσαμηνος / Ανθιππος / Διον[υ]σοι / ανηθ[ε]κην{1}. / την κυ̣λικα / τηνδη / hο Ιολιετης{2}. On the resting surface, a Gr., very hard to read: hοδ ακορεσ{σ}τος καυ[χ]ομενο[ς νικα]ν τοσδη ιτα[μ]ος εστο{3}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} the third letter is an epsilon corrected to eta or vice versa (Daux). {2} In general: eta for epsilon, which should give epsilon for eta: but this is not the case in τηνδη or Ιολιετης; hence Johnston puts a question mark with the restored epsilon in line 4. Note the confusion of eta and heta (Mendoni has a discussion). {3} this reading is largely due to Vanderpool whose notes are found in the Caskey archive (Mendoni). - For the second word of the second graffito Κορέσσιος may be suggested; καυχόμενος is almost certain (Caskey in Hesp.). Caskey compares Bacchylides fr. 16 Jebb, POxy 1361, fr. 1 (so Daux).
  • CAVI Comments: In the museum at Chora on Kea? - The first five lines are written across, one under the other; the sixth line is written along the righthand margin, in a curve; Caskey thinks that it was an afterthought. He puts this line at the end of the main text, Mendoni as the continuation of line 2 [a later addition to it?].- Mendoni refers to other inscriptions with Dionysus from Kea: see Caskey, AJA 84 (1980) 200 and Keos ii.1 (1986) 39-41, pl. 64. M. thinks the main Gr. (7 lines) and the rim Gr. are related, although written by different hands; the second he thinks refers to a drinking contest in the symposium. - Kean alphabet.
  • CAVI Number: 4087
  • AVI Bibliography: Daux (1964), 828-30. — J.L. Caskey (1964), 333-34, pl. 64,a-b. — Lazzarini (1973–4), 347, pl. 67,1-2. — Johnston (1990), 466/H, pl. 78,7 (transliteration, p. 419). — Mendoni (1990), 300/5, figs. 6 (ph.) and 7 (dr. by Caskey).
  • 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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