I began my statuette hoping that it might figure in the Panathenaic procession.
Prototype, a procession to Eleusis or elsewhere: the Panathenaic, possibly.
Those with Panathenaic subjects were probably given full of oil, as prizes at the national games.
The occasion was a horse-race at the great Panathenaic festival.
This was the holy robe of Athena, carried in procession through Athens at the Panathenaic festival.
The model for these was doubtless taken from the basket-bearing maidens of the Panathenaic procession, the Canephor.
The two principal ones were called Canephoræ, because they carried baskets in the Panathenaic procession.
Some refer to Minerva, and construe the passage with reference to the Panathenaic celebration.
Those represented in the Panathenaic frieze of the Parthenon carry vases on their shoulders.
In the Panathenaic procession even the daughters of metoikoi had to perform this service.