Athena with shield and spear standing between Ionic columns
Side A: Athena stands, facing right, holding a shield in her left hand and a spear in her upraised right hand.
The shield is turned so that the shield-device cannot be seen.
She wears a belted himation and a high crested helmet.
On either side of her is an Ionic column.
The one on the left supports a statuette of Athena holding a branch, on which is perched an owl and a trophy stand. Running down the shaft of this column is the inscription PUTHOD LOS ARCH‘N ("Pythodelos [being] archon").
The column on the right is surmounted by a figure of Triptolemos in a winged chariot, behind which is a sheaf of corn. The inscription running down this shaft reads T‘N ATH N THEN ATHL‘N ("One of the prizes from Athens").
Side B: To the right, stands Nike holding a palm branch. She wears a white chiton and a dark cloak over it. She holds a palm branch in her right (?) hand.
Attic Black Figure Panathenaic amphora from Cervetri, H. 0.821 m.
Attributed to Nikomachos Series, 336 BCE
London, British Museum B 607
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Nike with palm branch
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