Pottery: black-figured Panathenaic amphora decorated with Athena wearing her aegis; inscribed: "One of the prizes from Athens". On the reverse is a chariot race.

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1842,0728.834

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Pottery: black-figured Panathenaic amphora decorated with Athena wearing her aegis; inscribed: "One of the prizes from Athens". On the reverse is a chariot race.

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  • Pottery: black-figured Panathenaic amphora decorated with Athena wearing her aegis; inscribed: "One of the prizes from Athens". On the reverse is a chariot race.

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  • Pottery: black-figured Panathenaic amphora decorated with Athena wearing her aegis; inscribed: "One of the prizes from Athens". On the reverse is a chariot race.

    Full: Front

  • Pottery: black-figured Panathenaic amphora decorated with Athena wearing her aegis; inscribed: "One of the prizes from Athens". On the reverse is a chariot race.

    Full: Front

  • Pottery: black-figured Panathenaic amphora. Designs black on buff panels, which are separated from the neck of the vase, with incised lines and accessories of white and purple. (a) On the neck: a Siren to right, with left wing advanced, to give the idea of perspective. On the body: Athena to left, standing with right foot and right arm drawn back, both feet flat on the ground; she brandishes her spear in right hand; she has long hair, aegis with a fringe of snakes, long purple sleeveless chiton, with borders of maeander pattern incised on black ground, and girt at the waist with a broad girdle, over which hangs a diploidion; her face and arms are white; she has a high-crested helmet, and her left arm is advanced, with a shield on which is the device of a dolphin to left painted in white. In front of her, an inscription.  (b) On the neck: an owl to right; wings as the Siren on the other side. On the body, chariot-race: A biga driven to right by a beardless charioteer, who, as usual in the biga race, sits with his feet hanging on a board in front; he wears a purple sleeveless chiton, and holds a goad in right hand, and in left the kalaurops, a long rod terminating in a crook, from which hang two pointed objects of metal, to incite the horses by their jingling. The horses are yoked by a purple collar to a transverse bar fastened to the pole. The biga is in shape not unlike a gig; the wheel has no spokes, but a diametrical bar crossed by two at right angles.

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  • Pottery: black-figured Panathenaic amphora. Designs black on buff panels, which are separated from the neck of the vase, with incised lines and accessories of white and purple. (a) On the neck: a Siren to right, with left wing advanced, to give the idea of perspective. On the body: Athena to left, standing with right foot and right arm drawn back, both feet flat on the ground; she brandishes her spear in right hand; she has long hair, aegis with a fringe of snakes, long purple sleeveless chiton, with borders of maeander pattern incised on black ground, and girt at the waist with a broad girdle, over which hangs a diploidion; her face and arms are white; she has a high-crested helmet, and her left arm is advanced, with a shield on which is the device of a dolphin to left painted in white. In front of her, an inscription.<br/>(b) On the neck: an owl to right; wings as the Siren on the other side. On the body, chariot-race: A biga driven to right by a beardless charioteer, who, as usual i… (See Merlin record for full description)

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  • Pottery: black-figured Panathenaic amphora. Designs black on buff panels, which are separated from the neck of the vase, with incised lines and accessories of white and purple. (a) On the neck: a Siren to right, with left wing advanced, to give the idea of perspective. On the body: Athena to left, standing with right foot and right arm drawn back, both feet flat on the ground; she brandishes her spear in right hand; she has long hair, aegis with a fringe of snakes, long purple sleeveless chiton, with borders of maeander pattern incised on black ground, and girt at the waist with a broad girdle, over which hangs a diploidion; her face and arms are white; she has a high-crested helmet, and her left arm is advanced, with a shield on which is the device of a dolphin to left painted in white. In front of her, an inscription.<br/>(b) On the neck: an owl to right; wings as the Siren on the other side. On the body, chariot-race: A biga driven to right by a beardless charioteer, who, as usual i… (See Merlin record for full description)

    Full: Front

  • Pottery: black-figured Panathenaic amphora. Designs black on buff panels, which are separated from the neck of the vase, with incised lines and accessories of white and purple. (a) On the neck: a Siren to right, with left wing advanced, to give the idea of perspective. On the body: Athena to left, standing with right foot and right arm drawn back, both feet flat on the ground; she brandishes her spear in right hand; she has long hair, aegis with a fringe of snakes, long purple sleeveless chiton, with borders of maeander pattern incised on black ground, and girt at the waist with a broad girdle, over which hangs a diploidion; her face and arms are white; she has a high-crested helmet, and her left arm is advanced, with a shield on which is the device of a dolphin to left painted in white. In front of her, an inscription.<br/>(b) On the neck: an owl to right; wings as the Siren on the other side. On the body, chariot-race: A biga driven to right by a beardless charioteer, who, as usual i… (See Merlin record for full description)

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