Panathenaic prize vase (amphora)
about 530–520 B.C.
the Euphiletos Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens; Findspot: Italy, Etruria, Vulci
CVA Boston 1, pl. 55.
Overall: 62 x 42 x 41 cm (24 7/16 x 16 9/16 x 16 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
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)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund