Athletes with javelins and trainers
Black-figure amphora. Attic.
By the “Swing Painter”.
Clay. Ca. 530 BCE.
Height: 39.5 cm.
Inv. no. Á. 1485 (St. 50, Á. 180).
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Athletes with javelins and trainers.

Black-figure amphora. Attic.
By the “Swing Painter”.
Clay. Ca. 530 BCE.
Height: 39.5 cm.
Inv. no. Á. 1485 (St. 50, Á. 180).

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Origin:
Unknown; from the Campana collection, acquired in 1862.
Description:
The centre of the vase features two javelin-throwers, flanked by two trainers. The bearded athlete on the left is carrying his javelin horizontally at head height, above his shoulder, and stretching his left hand forward. He will take a few more steps before taking up the throwing position. On the other side, a familiar scene: Heracles strangling the Nemean lion. The figure on the left is probably Iolaos; on the right is the goddess Athena.

L. Utkina, D. Vanhove
Literature:
K. S. Gorbounova, The Attic black-figure Vases at the Hermitage (Leningrad, 1985) no. 62 p. 85.
Credits:
© 1993. Photo, text: OLYMPISM IN ANTIQUITY. Olympic Museum Lausanne. Bertelsmann UFA. Industria Gráfica S. A. Barcelona, 1993, p. 102 cat. no. 45.
© Photograph — M. Verhasselt (Brussels-Dilbeek).
© 1993 — Comité International Olympique.

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