Athlete with discus.

Red-figure amphora (with twisted handles). Attic.
By the Kleophrades Painter.
Clay. 490480 BCE.
Height: 47 cm.
Inv. no. . 1852 (St. 1669, . 613).

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Unknown; from the Campana collection, acquired in 1862.
Side A shows a standing athlete in profile, holding a discus in his hands; the arms are raised and outstretched and the left leg is placed forward. This representation illustrates the swinging movements which precede the throw.

Side B features a paidotribe or trainer; his right hand is resting on a pillar (= palaistra) and he is holding a staff in his left hand. He is draped in a himation with his right shoulder bared. The vase bears a graffito.

L. Utkina, D. Vanhove
J. D. Beazley, ARV2 (Oxford, 1963) no. 17 p. 183. A. A. Peredolskaya, Krasnofigurnye Atticheskie vazy (Leningrad, 1967) no. 30 p. 36, pl. XXI 2, 3, CLXVIII, 6.
1993. Photo, text: OLYMPISM IN ANTIQUITY. Olympic Museum Lausanne. Bertelsmann UFA. Industria Gráfica S. A. Barcelona, 1993, p. 97 cat. no. 40.
Photograph M. Verhasselt (Brussels-Dilbeek).
1993 Comité International Olympique.

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