Foot-race.

Black-figure cup by a minor master, of the “lip cup” type. Attic.
Clay. Third quarter of the 6th century BCE.
Height: 11.1 cm. Diameter: 20.2 cm.
Inv. No. 8.

Ghent (Belgium), Ghent university

Origin:
Unknown; donated by King William I in 1825.
Description:
The cup is interesting by virtue not of its subject but of the drawing and the form. The drawing does not have the precision or detail typical of cups of this type. The naked ephebes, running with long strides and waving their arms, are heavy and clumsy with small heads, long noses and pointed chins, small triangular torsos and heavy thighs. The form is very curious: the bowl is deep and wide and the foot short and vigorous.
Literature:
D. Callipolitis-Feytmans, Collection de vases grecs, étrusques et italiotes à I’Université de Gand, AC 22 (1953) no. 3 pp. 387—389.
Credits:
© 1993. Photo, text: OLYMPISM IN ANTIQUITY. Olympic Museum Lausanne. Bertelsmann UFA. Industria Gráfica S. A. Barcelona, 1993, p. 106 cat. no. 49.
© Photographic credits — M. Verhasselt (Brussels-Dilbeek).
© 1993 — Comité International Olympique.
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