Terracotta Panathenaic prize amphora (jar)

Terracotta; black-figure | 62.2cm | c. 520 B.C.

Unknown Artist

Obverse, Athena

Reverse, chariot race

From the second quarter of the sixth century B.C. on, victors in the contests for the Panathenaic festival in Athens were awarded a standardized vase containing one metretes (about forty-two quarts) of olive oi...
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