Terracotta Panathenaic prize amphora

Attributed to the Euphiletos Painter

ca. 530 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 24 1/2 in. (62.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
  • Description

    Obverse, Athena
    Reverse, footrace

    The Euphiletos Painter was trained in the black-figure technique. It is interesting to compare the firm, deliberate incision in his works with the looser, freer line of artists like the Berlin Painter. The footrace is one of the earliest known events in the Panathenaic games.

  • References

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    Martelli, Marina Cristofani. 1983. "Il 'Marte' di Ravenna." Xenia Antiqua, 6: p. 8, fig. 9.

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    Beazley, John D. 1986[1951]. The Development of Attic Black Figure, Sather Classical Lectures, Vol. 24, 2nd edn. University of California: University of California Press, pp. 84, 107, n. 22, pl. 95, 5.

    Bentz, Martin. 1998. Panathenaische Preisamphoren: eine athenische Vasengattung und ihre Funktion vom 6.-4. Jahrhundert v. Chr., Vereinigung der Freunde antiker Kunst, Vol. 18. Basel: Vereinigung der Freunde antiker Kunst, p. 21, fig. 6.064.

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 104, pp. 98, 425, 427.

  • See also