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9017720, ATHENIAN, Rome, Mus. Naz. Etrusco di Villa Giulia, 42884

  • Vase Number: 9017720
  • Fabric: ATHENIAN
  • Technique: BLACK-FIGURE
  • Sub Technique: WHITE GROUND
  • Shape Name: LEKYTHOS
  • Date: -525 to -475
  • Current Collection: Rome, Mus. Naz. Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 42884
  • Publication Record: Immerwahr, H., A Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions, Preliminary Edition (1998): 7164
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  • AVI Record Number: 7164
  • CAVI Collection: Rome, Villa Giulia 42,884.
  • CAVI Lemma: BF/WG lekythos. Unattributed. Date unclear.
  • CAVI Subject: Introduction of Heracles to Olympus: Hermes, Athena, Dionysus, Heracles, Ares.
  • CAVI Inscriptions: To Hermes' right: hε^γμ(σ)^(λ){1}. Above Dionysus' head: Ιακχ(σ)ε^{2}. To right of Heracles' back, facing him: (h)ερ^(α)κλες{3}.
  • CAVI Footnotes: {1} the bracketed sigma is a four-stroke sigma lying on its back; the lambda has the `Argive' form (not a real lambda). The caduceus and a hand intervene. {2} the bracketed sigma resembles an upside down sideways sigma, but with soft corners. The inscription runs into an arm. {3} the heta resembles a reversed nu, the alpha is a triangle. A spear intervenes.
  • CAVI Comments: Written by an illiterate: misshapen and misunderstood letters. Attic alphabet so far as discernable.
  • CAVI Number: 7164
  • 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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