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Terracotta Panathenaic prize amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Eucharides Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 490 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 26 1/8 in. (66.3 cm); diameter of mouth 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm); diameter of foot 5 11/16 in. (14.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.171.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Overse, Athena
Reverse, horse race

The Eucharides Painter's representation of the horse race very effectively contrasts the powerful animals with their young, slight, and vigorous jockeys.
Inscription: Inscribed, "One of the prizes from Athens"
Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 232, middle, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Bentz, Martin. 1998. Panathenaische Preisamphoren: eine athenische Vasengattung und ihre Funktion vom 6.-4. Jahrhundert v. Chr., Vereinigung der Freunde antiker Kunst, Vol. 18. fig. 5.047, Basel: Vereinigung der Freunde antiker Kunst.

Herrmann, John and Christine Kondoleon. 2004. Games for the Gods: The Greek Athlete and the Olympic Spirit. no. 74, pp. 108, 179, Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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