Collection: Athens, National Archaeological Museum
Summary: A: Athena Promachos, next to a statue of Eirene and PloutosB: Nike with wrestlers
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Painter: Painter of Athens 12592
Context: Excavated at Eretria
Date: exact 360 BC - exact 359 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.716 m; max. diam. 0.385 m
Shape: Panathenaic amphora
Beazley Number: 16230
Period: Late Classical

Date Description: Presumably made in the archonship of Kallimedes

Decoration Description:

A: An inscription, *T*O*N*A*Q[*E]*N*E*Q*E*N*A*Q*L*O*N, along a tall black column on a single-stepped base, with a black Aeolic capital and a broader black plinth, on which stands a statue of Eirene, standing 3/4-view to the right, with her weight on her right leg, wearing a peplos, holds a black scepter in her upraised right hand, and cradles in her left arm Ploutos, a small, white boy, with yellow hair, wearing a black himation, holding a black keras in his left arm, while he reaches with his right arm to the chest of Eirene; an archaistic Athena Promachos, standing profile to the right; a column with a statue identical to that on the left side.

B: A white Nike (acting as referee) with black wings, and red/black hair bound at the nape of the neck, standing profile to the right, with her right arm advanced, wearing a white wreath, a white chiton, and a black himation draped over her left shoulder, holds out a black palm frond, in her right hand; two wrestlers on the ground, each with short-cropped hair; a white Nike with black wings, above, flying down from the upper left, wearing a black himation draped over her left shoulder, awarding a white taenia to the male figure on top; another nude male figure (the ephedros), with short-cropped hair, standing profile to the left, with his weight on his left leg and his hands clenched.

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

Sources Used: Robertson 1992, 282 fig. 284; Valavanis 1991, 30-34 K 4 figs. 11, 26-27; P. Valavanis in Mind and Body 270-72, no. 163 (color pls.); Poliakoff 1987, fig. 42; Eschbach 986, 59 A 1, kat. 38, figs. 36-37, pl. 16.1-2; LIMC, 3.702-703 s.v. Eirene no. 6a-d, pl. 541 (E. Simon); Themelis 1980, 268, figs. 112-15; La Rocca 1974, 112, fig. 21, 23; J.-P. Michaud, "Chronique des Fouilles en 1968 et 1969. Eubée," BCH 94 (1970) 1098 fig. 455; Themelis 1968, 409-14, figs. 2, 4