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14.
Inventory of the treasurers of Athena and the Other Gods in 398/97
IG II2 1392 Athens, NM 1479 397/96 Plate 8

Two non-joining fragments: a (NM 1479) from 1876-77 excavations on South Slope, b (EM 7801) found on Akropolis in 1887. Top, both edges of relief, and left edge of inscription preserved, back rough-picked. Relief bordered above by taenia and ovolo, together 0.04 5 wide. Surface fairly well-preserved, with some chipping, yellow-brown stains. Grey-blue, fine-grained marble. p.h. 0.395, h. of relief 0.265, w. 0.39 5 (relief), 0.43 (inscription), th. 0.09, relief h. 0.01, h. of letters 0.01.

The inscription records the inventory of the treasurers of Athena and the Other Gods who served in the archonship of Euthykles, 398/97 (lines 2-3). It would have been inscribed immediately after their year in office. Athena turns slightly toward the left, clasping the right hand of a male figure of the same scale, probably Erechtheus. She wears a peplos, aegis with gorgoneion, and an Attic helmet, and carries her shield in her left hand (for the shield-carrying type of Athena, see also nos. 9, 69, 83). The male figure closely resembles several of the eponymous heroes on the east frieze of the Parthenon (Brommer, pl. 183) and the figure, also apparently Erechtheus, on two other records of the treasurers of Athena (nos. 8, 20). He wears a himation and leans on a staff propped crutch-like under his left arm, while raising his left hand to his chin. Of all the eponymous heroes Erechtheus, the autochthonous king of the Athenians who shared a shrine on the Akropolis with Athena, is the most appropriate guardian of her treasury. It is strange that there was no attempt in this relief to include a representative of the Other Gods (cf. no. 13, in which Hera apparently served that role).

Although the figures transfer most of their weight to their right legs, like other figures from reliefs of this period they remain stiffly upright (cf. nos. 12, 13, 16). The folds over the upper bodies of both figures have the rounded, doughy quality of drapery of the Erechtheion frieze. M. B. Walbank, Classical Views 26 (1982) 262, attributes this inscription to the mason of no. 96, but the reliefs are not the work of the same sculptor.

F. von Duhn, AZ 35 (1877) 169-70 no. 98; IG II 653; A. Dumont, BCH 2 (1878) 566, 569; P. Foucart, BCH 2 (1878) 37-40, pl. 10; Mélanges d'épigraphie grecque (1878) 67-69; Sybel, 294 no. 4012; Friederichs and Wolters, 383; K. Mylonas, BCH 12 (1888) 150-52 no. 13; IG II.5 653; Collignon, 144-45, fig. 71 (drwg.); Kastriotis, 264 no. 1479; Matz, 56; EA 5 (1902) 2-3 no. 1212 (Löwy); Kjellberg, 133, 140-41; Binneboeßel, 8 no. 24, 20, 34, 36, 38, 43, 47-48, 50, 51, 58; Ferguson, Treasurers, frontispiece; H. Speier, RM 47 (1932) 51, 91, pl. 15.4; Svoronos, 601-5 no. 247, pl. 107.2; O. Walter, ÖJh 30 (1937) 55 n. 16; V. Müller, ArtB 20 (1938) 360-62, fig. 3; Süsserott, 30 n. 10, 32 n. 21, 33, 40, 42 n. 54, 43 n. 57, 45-46, 47 n. 71, 62, 71 n. 145, 72, 98, 100-4, 106, 132, 199 n. 11, 202 n. 22, pl. 1.4; Picard III, 19, fig. 3; Lippold, 229, pl. 88.1; Dohrn, 33; Hamdorf, 94 no. 254(b); E. Berger, AntK 10 (1967) 85 no. 15, pl. 24.5 (det.); Schefold, Classical Greece, 152, 182, 248 no. 33, app. pl. 33; Frel, Les sculpteurs anonymes, 25 no. 102; Guarducci, 610-11, fig. 203; Schmaltz, 22, 23, 29, 38; Hiller, 51, 63, fig. 48 (det.); Kron, Phylenheroen, 261-62 K 28; Palagia, Euphranor, 62; LIMC III, 379 no. 44, pl. 274, s.v. Demos (O. Alexandri-Tzachou); Meyer, 275-76 A 36, pl. II.1; LIMC VI, 1089 no. 38, s.v. Kekrops (I. Kasper-Butz, I. Krauskopf).

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