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Terracotta miniature Panathenaic amphora

Attributed to the Bulas Group
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 400 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); diameter 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.52
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, Athena
Reverse, athlete seated with a race torch

The seated athlete on the reverse is holding a special kind of torch used in races; it is designed to protect the hand of the runner.
Beazley, John D. 1956. Attic Black-figure Vase-painters. p. 661, no. 4, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. p. 316, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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