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Terracotta neck-amphora (jar) of Panathenaic shape

Attributed to the Antimenes Painter
ca. 520 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
Obverse, Athena
Reverse, boxers

Although this vase resembles Panathenaic prize amphorae in shape and decoration, the absence of the inscription from the games at Athens and the smaller size suggest that it was not a prize. The Antimenes Painter is most familiar from standard neck-amphorae showing mythological scenes that have the same sureness as the boxing match here.
Said to be from Rhodes

Alexander, Christine. 1933[1925]. Greek Athletics. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 62, 203, pl. 23g, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1956. Attic Black-figure Vase-painters. pp. 274, 691, no. 124, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. pp. 119, 124, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Hannah, Patricia A. 2000. "An Athena on Both Sides Down Under." Periplous: Papers on Classical Art and Archaeology Presented to Sir John Boardman, Mr. Gocha R. Tsetskhladze, A. J. N. W. Prag, and Anthony M. Snodgrass, eds. London: Thames and Hudson.

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