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Pseudo-Panathenaic vase (amphora) depicting a pankration match

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Side B: A pankration match supervised by a judge. Another figure is at the far left, probably a spectator, trainer, or another athlete. One competitor holds up a finger, the signal of submission. On foot, graffito: DKOI Side A: Between two Doric columns, on which sits a cock, Athena...

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Published by Gerhard in 1843: by date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; about 1889, following W. H. Forman's death: in the collections of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Burt, and later of his nephew, Major A. H. Browne; by 1900: with Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (sale of the Forman Collection, part 2, July 2-5, 1900, lot 103); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530–520 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 56.


Height: 60.2 cm (23 11/16 in.); diameter: 42.1 cm (16 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World