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prize/trophy / panathenaic amphora

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1866,0415.247

  • Description

    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.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 370BC-360BC
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 55.5 centimetres
    • Width: 33 centimetres
    • Weight: 3.5 kilograms
  • 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.

  • Bibliography

    • Vase B612 bibliographic details
    • Old Catalogue C.119 bibliographic details
    • CVA British Museum 1 III H f Pl. 1, 3 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    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

  • Condition

    Slightly damaged; imperfectly fired.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1866

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1866,0415.247

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.

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.

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