The inscription on this Panathenaic amphora reads 'One of the prizes from Athens!'. It was the prize for a chariot race. The vase has an illustration of a chariot race on its other side.
The Panathenaia was a huge festival held at Athens in Athena's
honour. All sections of Athenian society were involved: men, women,
citizens, slaves and foreigners living in Athens. The festival
consisted of sacrifices, competitions and a huge procession to
present a new robe to the ancient statue of Athena on the Acropolis.