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The Berkeley PlatoFrom Neglected Relic to Ancient Treasure, An Archaeological Detective Story$
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Stephen Miller

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520258334

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520258334.001.0001

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Ribbons

Ribbons

Chapter:
Ribbons
Source:
The Berkeley Plato
Author(s):

Stephen G. Miller

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520258334.003.0010

The ribbons on the Berkeley Plato, have been the major reason for discrediting the inscription, and by extension the portrait, even if the latter has hitherto been unknown. These ribbons, tainia, have rounded ends. The actual ribbons were made of woven wool, the threads of which were tied or even braided together, thereby creating the rounded ends of the ribbon and a tail to them. The mitra or headband is also frequently to be found in the same contexts as the tainia. It is to be seen holding the tainia in place, just as on the Berkeley Plato, on a variety of vase paintings. This chapter suggests that both the tainia and the mitra on the Berkeley Plato as athletic in their significance for his portrait, at least in general terms.

Keywords:   Berkeley Plato, inscription, ribbons, tainia, vase paintings, mitra

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