Panathenaic prize vase (amphora)

Archaic Period
about 530–520 B.C.
the Euphiletos Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens; Findspot: Italy, Etruria, Vulci

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 55.


Overall: 62 x 42 x 41 cm (24 7/16 x 16 9/16 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

On View

Daily Life in Ancient Greece Gallery (Gallery 212A-B)


The Ancient World



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. Two columns with Doric capitals on which perch cocks. Inscribed “of the prizes from Athens” (TON ATHENETHEN ATHLON)


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


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