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13.
Inventory of the treasurers of Athena and the Other Gods in 400/399
IG II2 1374 Athens, EM 7862 399/98 Plate 7

Two joining fragments from Akropolis. Top, both edges of relief, left edge of inscription preserved, bottom broken. Relief bordered above by taenia and cyma reversa, together 0.135 wide. Surface worn, flaked, corroded. White, medium-grained marble. p.h. 0.70, p.h. of relief 0.51, w. 0.53, th. 0.115, relief h. 0.015, h. of letters 0.009.

The inscription is the inventory of the treasurers of Athena and the Other Gods who served in the archonship of Laches, 400/399 (lines 1-3). It was inscribed after their year in office, when the treasurers turned over their inventories to their successors.

The relief is a copy of no. 12, which concerns Athens and Samos and appropriately depicts Athena and Hera. Scholars have been reluctant to accept the figure on the left in this relief as Hera (see, for example, Süsserott, 17 n. 17, who called her ‘eine nicht sicher benennbare Göttin im Typus der Hera des Reliefs von 403/02’;), because she does not seem particularly appropriate to the inscription, but she must have been intended here as a neutral representative of the Other Gods. The full explanation for her presence in this relief lies in the sculptor's decision, itself puzzling, to copy the earlier relief; the relief of 399 is the only example of duplication in document reliefs. The motif of dexiosis on the inventory may refer to the amalgamation, probably in 406/5, of the previously separate boards of treasurers of Athena and of the Other Gods.

Although the treasurers' relief closely follows the original, it lacks antae, and it is apparently by the hand of another sculptor, whose Hera, with the exception of her too-high breasts, looks masculine.

K. S. Pittakys, ArchEph (1837) 64 no. 26, fig. 26 (drwg.); Müller and Schöll, 59-60 no. 34, 74-75; Atlas, pl. III.6; Rangabé II, 473-75 no. 824; F. G. Welcker, AZ 15 (1857) 100; Schöne, 28-30 no. 54, pl. 10 (drwg.); A. Dumont, Monuments Grecs 1 (1873) 36-37; F. von Duhn, AZ 35 (1877) 169-70; IG II 643; Dumont, BCH 2 (1878) 562, 566; P. Foucart, BCH 2 (1878) 39-40; Sybel, 441 no. 7127; Friederichs and Wolters, 382-83 no. 1158; P. Gardner, JHS 9 (1888) 50; Le Bas, pl. 42 (drwg.); E. Petersen, RM 4 (1889) 68-69 (drwg.); Collignon, 117; F. Eichler, ÖJh 24 (1929) 122; Binneboeßel, 7 no. 23, 20, 35, 43-45, 46, 47, 53, 58; Ferguson, Treasurers, 116 n. 1; H. Speier, RM 47 (1932) 28-30, 40, 91, pl. 12.2; V. Müller, AJA 39 (1935) 251; Svoronos, 663 no. 426, pl. 203; Müller, ArtB 20 (1938) 360, 362; Süsserott, 17 n. 17, 27 n. 5, 35 n. 28, 98, 102 n. 55, 198 n. 8, 202 n. 22; Picard II.2, 838 n. 6; Dohrn, 33; J. Frel and B. M. Kingsley, GRBS 11 (1970) 209 n. 14; Schmaltz, 22 n. 24; Hiller, 51, 63; LIMC IV, 691 no. 297, s.v. Hera (A. Kossatz-Diessmann); Meyer, 273-74 A 27, pl. 10.2.

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