- Museum number
Pottery Panathenaic amphora. Design in panels; accessories of white and buff. On the neck, double honeysuckle.
(a) Athene standing to left between two Doric columns; she has a high-crested helmet with peak, cheek-pieces turned up, and phalos with volute, the plume of unusual length; aegis with scales, white border, and fringe of snakes in front; long chiton with diploidion reaching to the knees, with white borders, and white girdle; long hair, earrings with long pendants, necklace of beads, and bracelets; her hair, features, and ornaments touched up with buff. On her shield is incised a star of eight points. On each column is a ram turned towards her.
(b) Two boxers, nude and beardless, sparring, wearing caestus (gauntlets) , left arms extended; on the right an ephedros (odd competitor with a bye to the next round), nude and beardless, looking on, with right hand on small of back.
- Production date
Height: 55.50 centimetres
Weight: 3.50 kilograms
Width: 33 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Dennis, Trans. Roy. Soc. Lit. Ser. 2, ix. pt. 1, p. 169, no. 2; Stephani, Compte-Rendu, 1876, p. 45.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2008 5 May-9 Sep, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire Museum, 776 BC The First Olympics
2010-2012 20 Oct-9 Dec, Luton, Wardown Park, Ancient Greeks
- Slightly damaged; imperfectly fired.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number