Throughout many cities all over the Greek world celebrations in honor of deities took place. The Panathenaic games were one of Athens most important festivals. With the day of games, citizens would go to the Acropolis, the great temple to Athena. Amongst all …show more content…
With the victors who would receive a pottery vase, that had been filled with Athenian olive oil. The vase a terracotta panathenaic amphora, with it typically featuring an armed Athena on the main side, with a event placed on the other. The vase or amphora was a jar with two handles and a narrow neck, with the amphora remained unchanged over the centuries of the games.
The terracotta prize amphora, that is dated between 525 to 500 B.C., during the Archaic period, with being attributed to the Kleophrades Painter features black and red figure techniques. Equally important after the middle of the sixth century painters signatures seem not to appear, instead they would use a trademark to mark their work. The Kleophrades Painter was to have an favoring with Pegasus on his works, thus his trademark.
The prize amphora depicted Athena on the front, with her natural characteristic aegis, a goatskin bordered with snakes upon on her breastplate. Next with her standing between two Doric columns, with her right leg and right arm drawn out, brandishing a spear, a shield on left arm, and a high-crested helmet atop her head. As well as each side of the Doric columns that has a cockerel placed on top facing Athena. In addition, going down the left column is an inscription that reads, “ΤΟΝΑΘΕΝΕΘΕΝΑΘΛΟΝ,” translates to “ one of the prizes from