Attic black-figure Panathenaic amphora showing Athena and a horse race - ROM2013_13763_1

ROM2013_13763_1

Attic black-figure Panathenaic amphora showing Athena and a horse race

Maker: Attributed to the Eucharides Painter
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail.
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; findspot unknown.
Date: About 490 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Dimensions:
65 x 39.5 cm
Object number: 919.5.148
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
Description

On one side is the usual image for this type of vase. Athena armed with shield and spear faces left. This is the Athena Promachos (literally "Athena who stands in the front line of battle"). On either side of her are columns surmounted by cocks and beside the left column is the inscription “a prize from Athens”.

The other side shows a horse race where two horses and the naked boy-jockeys, wielding whips, compete for the prize.

On the base is a series of three scratched trademark graffitti. Attributed to the Eucharides Painter by Beazley.

Collection:
Greek World
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