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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
  • Description

    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.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Inscribed, "One of the prizes from Athens"

  • References

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 232, middle.

    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, fig. 5.047.

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

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