Collection: Athens, National Archaeological Museum
Summary: Side A: Athena Promachos, next to a statue of Eirene and PloutosSide B: Wrestlers
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Painter: Marsyas Painter
Context: Excavated at Eretria
Date: exact 360 BC - exact 359 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.728 m; max. diam. 0.385 m
Shape: Panathenaic amphora
Beazley Number: 31660
Period: Late Classical

Date Description: Archonship of Kallimedes

Decoration Description:

A: An inscription, *A*R*X*W*N*K*A*L*L*I*M*H*D*H*S, along a tall black column on a single-stepped base, with a single white band below a white, Ionic capital, a white plinth, and a broader black plinth, on which stands a statue of Eirene, standing 3/4-view to the right, with her weight on her left leg, and her head turned profile to the right, raising her right hand, and cradling in her left arm a small white boy, Ploutos, wearing a black himation, and holding a white keras in his left hand; he reaches his right hand towards Eirene; an archaistic Athena Promachos standing profile to the right; an inscription, *T*O*N*A*Q*E*N*E*Q*E*N*A*Q*L*O*N, along a column with statue group identical to that on the left.

B: A bearded male figure, standing 3/4-view to the right, wearing a white olive wreath, a himation wrapped around his lower body, draped over his left shoulder and bunched in his left arm, obscuring his left hand, which he rests on his hip, holds a white/gold grain stalk diagonally in his left hand, lowered by his side; two nude wrestlers, still standing, both with short-cropped hair, one with his arms wrapped around the chest of the other; another nude male figure (the ephedros) with short hair, with his weight on his left leg, standing profile to the left, his hands clenched.

Collection History: Excavated at Eretria, building plot 740 (E/5), near the Gymnasium (found 1969).

Sources Used: "Valavanis 1997, fig. 6; Robertson 1992, 283 fig. 285; Valavanis 1991, 34-38 no. 5, K2, figs. 9, 22, 23; P. Valavanis in Mind and Body 348-49 no. 235 (color pl.); Poliakoff 1987, fig. 31; Eschbach 1986, 61 C 1, kat. 43, figs. 44-45, pl. 18.1-2; LIMC, 3.702-703 s.v. Eirene no. 6a-d, pl. 541 (E. Simon); Themelis 1980, 268-69, fig. 100a, 103-104a; Robertson 1975, 436 pl. 137a; Themelis 1976, 81-82, fig. 47c-d; P. Aupert, ""Chronique des Fouilles en 1974,"" BCH 99 (1975) 675 fig. 178; Ergon 1974 (1975) 19 fig. 13; H.W. Catling, ""Archaeology in Greece, 1974-75,"" ArchRep 1974-1975, 5 fig. 6; La Rocca 1974, 124 fig. 20, 22; P.G. Themelis in Prakt 1974, pl. 13; Themelis 1968, 409-15, figs. 3, 5."