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
K. S. Gorbounova, The Attic black-figure Vases at the Hermitage (Leningrad, 1985) no. 62 p. 85.
Keywords: athletes with javelins and trainers black-figure black-figured amphora Attic by the Swing Painter clay ephebe athlete sport sportsman spear spears javelin throwing throw throwing of ankyle trainer paidotribe from the Campana collection Inv No Á 1485 Á1485 St 50 Á 180 Á-1485 Á180