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Terracotta Panathenaic prize amphora

Attributed to the Leagros Group
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 510 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 18 15/16 in. (48.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1899
Accession Number:
99.13.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, Athena
Reverse, chariot

This amphora is different from the typical prize vase. It does not have the inscription identifying it as being from the games in Athens. Furthermore, the chariot on the reverse is at rest, not in competition.
McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. p. 106, fig. 130, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. p. 106, fig. 130, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. p. 369, no. 116, New York: Hacker Art Books.

van Alfen, Peter. 2004. A Simple Souvenir: Coins and Medals of the Olympic Games. no. 25, pp. 7, 46-47, fig. 7, New York: American Numismatic Society.

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