Two fragments of a Panathenaic prize amphora (jar)
- late 6th–early 5th century B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; black-figure
- 4 5/8 × 8 3/16 × 3/8 in. (11.8 × 20.8 × 0.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1986
- Accession Number:
- 1986.11.1a, b
Reverse, driver seated in a mule cart
The chariot race was the primary but not the only event for wheeled vehicles in the Panathenaic games. Existing evidence indicates that a race for mule carts existed at the end of the sixth century B.C.; how long it lasted is not known. As this piece shows, a major difference between a cart and a chariot race is that the driver of a cart was seated.