Attic black-figure, white-ground lekythos showing various athletes - ROM2018_16739_26

ROM2018_16739_26

Attic black-figure, white-ground lekythos showing various athletes

Maker: Attributed to the Kephisophon Painter
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; findspot unknown
Date: about 500 BC
Period: Greek Archaic Period
Dimensions:
9.7 × 4.7 cm
Object number: 963.59
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionIn the scene are five naked athletes, each named, and each preparing for a different sport. Olympiodoros holds boxer's thongs in his left hand, Megakles carries a pair of jumping weights, Spintharos holds a discus, Dion is preparing to run, and Pihtis holds a javelin. The names of some of the athletes (Olympiodoros, Megakles and Dion)  have been found painted on other red-figure pottery of the same period. This vase is attributed to the Kephisophon Painter by Beazley.
Collection:
Greek World
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