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

Origin:
Unknown; from the Campana collection, acquired in 1862.
Description:
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
Literature:
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.
Credits:
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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