Terracotta Panathenaic prize amphora

Attributed to the Kleophrades Painter

Period: Archaic

Date: ca. 525–500 B.C.

Culture: Greek, Attic

Medium: Terracotta; black-figure

Dimensions: H. 25 in. (63.5 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1907

Accession Number: 07.286.79


In addition to stylistic criteria, the device of a flying horse on Athena's shield suggests an attribution to the Kleophrades Painter. The motif seems particularly appropriate here because the artist conveys the speed of the chariot by the position of the horses who appear to be flying over the ground.