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Panathenaic prize vase (amphora)

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Side B: A race with five runners. The sharply bent position of their arms indicates the race is long distance - presumably the "dolichos." Damaged. Somewhat restored. Side A: Panathenaic Athena standing to left, brandishing spear, holding shield decorated with white forepart of a panther. ...

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Inscription

"of the prizes from Athens" (TON ATHENETHEN ATHLON) (on side A)

Provenance

By 1889: Prince Torlonia Collection (excavated at Vulci, 1889: Gsell, Fouilles de Vulci, tomb no. LXXIX [also from this tomb: MFA 01.8057); by 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from Prince Torlonia); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 530–520 B.C.

Findspot

Vulci, Etruria, Italy

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 55.

Dimensions

Height: 60.7 cm (23 7/8 in.); diameter: 40.4 cm (15 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.520

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels