Past Exhibition

Celebrating Agon: A Panathenaic Prize Amphora from Ancient Athens

August 31, 2002 – January 4, 2003

Celebrating Agon features a single Panathenaic prize amphora on loan from the MetropolitanMuseum of Art in New York. Once filled with precious olive oil from a grove sacred to thegoddess Athena, Panathenaic prize amphorae served as prizes for the games of the Panathenaic Festival, held every four years in ancient Athens.