Terracotta Panathenaic prize amphora

Attributed to the Euphiletos Painter

Period: Archaic

Date: ca. 530 B.C.

Culture: Greek, Attic

Medium: Terracotta; black-figure

Dimensions: H. 24 1/2 in. (62.2 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1914

Accession Number: 14.130.12


The Euphiletos Painter was trained in the black-figure technique. It is interesting to compare the firm, deliberate incision in his works with the looser, freer line of artists like the Berlin Painter. The footrace is one of the earliest known events in the Panathenaic games.