- Museum number
Pottery Panathenaic amphora with lid. Designs black on red panels, with accessories of purple, white and buff; obverse archaistic. On the neck, double honeysuckle and elongated tongue pattern.
(a) Athena to right, between two Ionic columns, with left foot advanced, and spear brandished in right hand; she has a high-crested helmet with peak and cheek-pieces turned up, ornamented with wave-pattern and volutes, the crest supported on a double volute; of the aegis only the Gorgoneion in the centre and the fringe of snakes in front remain, both painted white. She wears a long chiton with diploidion tied at the waist and falling in pteryges (strips) below the hips; from her arms hangs a small himation; these garments are embroidered in white; she has earrings, necklace and armlets, which, with her features, are picked out in yellow. On her left arm is her shield, the arm passing through the central broad strap, or ochanon, and the hand through the smaller porpax; at each end of the ochanon is a palmette. On each column, turned towards her, is an Athene Nikephoros, with high-crested helmet, long chiton, and diploidion tied at the waist, spear held upright in left hand; in the right hand a winged Nike, draped, with wings spread, turned towards the central goddess. Down left side of the column on the right is an inscrioption. Down the right side of the other column is a further inscription.
(b) Foot-race: Four nude beardless athletes running to right with left hands extended in front, and right hands behind.
- Production date
- 328BC-327BC (archonship of Euthykritos)
Height: 78.50 centimetres
Weight: 5.50 kilograms
Width: 40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Mon. dell’ Inst, x. 47f and 48f, 7; Dennis, Trans. Roy. Soc. Lit. Ser. 2, ix. pt. I, p. 175, no. 6; Ann. dell’ Inst. 1877, p. 319; cf. Comptes-rendus de l’Acad. des Inscr. 1868, p. 181; Stephani, Compte-rendu, 1876, p. 38.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2010-2012 20 Oct-9 Dec, Luton, Wardown Park, Ancient Greeks
- Repaired; black glaze much worn away.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number