Red-figured Panathenaic by Unknown Artist

Red-figured Amphora of Panathenaic shape.

Details

Medium:
Pottery
Dimensions:
34 cm
Art Fund grant:
£200 ( Total: £200)
Acquired in:
1967
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Belongs to small number of red-figured Panathenaics, whose subject-matter seems to refer to the ceremonial of the Panathenaic festival. This vase is painted with a scene of 2 youths carrying sacrificial basket containing sacred barley and the utensils for the sacrifice, on its last stage to the altar. The back shows a conventional and rapidly sketched picture of 2 youths. Style places it into Polygnotan Group.

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