- Museum number
Pottery Panathenaic amphora. Obverse archaistic. Designs black on red panels, with accessories of buff and white; black varnish much worn. On the obverse the panel is continuous with neck; on the reverse it is separated by a black border. On the neck, double honeysuckle-pattern.
(a) Athene standing to left between two Doric columns, with right leg and arm drawn back, right hand brandishing spear; she has a high-crested helmet with peak, cheek-pieces turned up, ornamented with a volute and palmette, and phalos in the shape of a volute; aegis with scales, spiral border above, and fringe of snakes in front; long chiton and diploidion tied at the waist, with white borders; long hair tied at the neck, earrings, necklace, and bracelets, these and her features being picked out with yellow; shield on left arm with star of sixteen points as device. On the left column is Triptolemos to right in his winged chariot, with a snake at the side; he has long hair and drapery over lower limbs, in right hand an ear of corn. Down the side of the column (with letters at right angles to it) is an inscription. On the other column is a similar figure to left; down the side is another inscription.
(b) Two athletes wrestling, nude and beardless; the one on the right has right arm on the other's back, the other has left on his back, their other hands are clasped. On the left is a brabeus (adjudicator) to right, bearded, in long chiton and himation, which he holds up with left hand, in right hand a palm-branch. On the right is an ephedros (odd competitor with a bye to the next round), or perhaps a paidotribes (trainer), nude and beardless, moving away and looking back, left hand extended, in right a palm-branch.
- Production date
- 367BC-366BC (archonship of Polyzelos)
Height: 64.77 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM. Cat Vases
Mon. dell’ Inst. x. 47 and 48e, I; Ann. dell’ Inst. 1877, p. 308; Murray, Handbook of Gk. Archaeol. pl. x.; Dennis, Trans. Roy. Soc. Lit. Ser. 2, ix. pt. 1, p. 167, No. I, pl. 2; Stephani, Compte-Rendu, 1876, p. 41.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1995, Lausanne, Olympic Museum, Olympism in Antiquity
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number