Two athletes and a woman
Red-figure kylix. Attic.
By the London Painter E106.
Clay. Late 5th century BCE.
Height 10.5 cm, diameter 32 cm.
Inv. No. Б. 4526.Saint Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum

Two athletes and a woman.

Red-figure kylix. Attic.
By the London Painter E106.
Clay. Late 5th century BCE.
Height 10.5 cm, diameter 32 cm.
Inv. No. Б. 4526.

Saint Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum
(Санкт-Петербург, Государственный Эрмитаж)

Origin:
Unknown; from the Botkin collection, acquired in 1928.
Description:
Sides A and B represent the same scene.

In the middle a woman appears dressed in a sleeveless chiton, belted very high and with a slit. The folds of her chiton accentuate with fine lines the contours of the breasts, hips and right leg.

The hair is gathered into a chignon at the nape of the neck. In her right hand, she holds a torch and in her left a staff.
She is flanked by two young athletes who are ready for the torch race or lampadedromia.

The woman is looking at the athlete on the right and handing him the unlit torch. The athletes wear crowns of leaves.

L. Utkina, D. Vanhove
Literature:
A. A. Peredolskaya, SGE, XXIV (Leningrad, 1963) p. 33, 35. J. D. Bezley, ARV2 (Oxford, 1963) no. 30 p. 1393.
Credits:
© 1993. Photo, text: Olympism in antiquity. Olympic Museum Lausanne. Bertelsmann UFA. Industria Gráfica S. A. Barcelona, 1993, p. 58 cat. no. 1.
© Photographic credits — M. Verhasselt (Brussels-Dilbeek).
© 1993 — Comité International Olympique.
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