Pottery: black-figured Panathenaic amphora showing, on one side, a boxing contest. On the left, a boxer adjusts a thong from his glove. On the right is a figure of Victory. On the other side Athena is depicted with a spear.

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1873,0820.371

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Pottery: black-figured Panathenaic amphora showing, on one side, a boxing contest. On the left, a boxer adjusts a thong from his glove. On the right is a figure of Victory. On the other side Athena is depicted with a spear.

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  • Pottery: black-figured Panathenaic amphora showing, on one side, a boxing contest. On the left, a boxer adjusts a thong from his glove. On the right is a figure of Victory. On the other side Athena is depicted with a spear.

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  • Pottery: black-figured Panathenaic amphora showing, on one side, a boxing contest. On the left, a boxer adjusts a thong from his glove. On the right is a figure of Victory. On the other side Athena is depicted with a spear.

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  • Pottery: black-figured Panathenaic amphora. Obverse archaistic style. Designs black on red panels, accessories of white. On the neck, an olive-wreath.   (a) Athene standing to right between two Ionic columns, with right leg and right arm drawn back, brandishing spear in right hand, shield on left arm (which passes through the ochanon (strap)), which has a rude palmette on either side. She has a high-crested helmet with peak and spiral ornaments; of her aegis only the Gorgoneion is visible, painted white; she wears a long chiton with diploidion, tied at the waist, the girdle and borders of the chiton white; over her arms is a small himation; the folds of the drapery fall in strips. On the column behind her is a figure of Athene to right with high-crested helmet, long chiton with diploidion, in right hand an olive-branch, on which is perched an owl, in left a stand for a trophy. Down the right side of the column is an inscription. On the other column is Triptolemos seated to left in his winged chariot, drawn by two snakes, with drapery over his lower limbs, in his right hand ears of corn. Behind him is a sheaf of corn (?), partly obliterated. Down the column is an inscription.   (b) Two boxers, nude and beardless, engaged in combat, wearing the caestus (gauntlets); their muscles are strongly marked. On the left is an ephedros (odd contestant with a bye to the nexr round), also nude and beardless, with caestus, left hand raised to mouth, in which he holds the end of the thong. On the right is Nike to left as brabeus (adjudicator), with large wings, long hair tied at the back, laurel wreath, long white chiton, and himation, holding palm-branch in right hand.

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  • Pottery: wall sherd of Panathenaic amphora. Design black on a red ground. Part of the figure of Athene to right, showing part of shield and one of the pteryges (strips) of her himation hanging from left arm; also part of the column on the right, on the further side of which is an inscription.  No scale.

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  • Pottery: wall sherd of Panathenaic amphora. Design black on a red ground. Part of the figure of Athene to right, showing part of shield and one of the pteryges (strips) of her himation hanging from left arm; also part of the column on the right, on the further side of which is an inscription.  No scale.

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