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SUBJECT Panathenaic amphorae
TYPE AAT
ALTERNATE neck amphorae type c
REFERENCE ID 300200366
NOTES Refers to amphorae that were filled with olive oil from the sacred trees of Athena, given as prizes in the Panathenaic Games. They were neck amphorae with a large, broad body sharply tapering downward and a relatively thin neck. The standard decoration included images of Athena on one side and the contest at which the prize was won on the other, usually in the Black-figure technique.
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