Unknown; from the Campana collection, acquired in 1862.
Side A: In the centre, two wrestlers poised to fight. This pose was favoured by many artists as it made for an interesting artistic composition. They are flanked by two paidotribes
, each wearing a coloured himation
, who seem to frame and complete the image. The two athletes have already seized each other by the neck with their left hands and are seeking to grip each other under the armpits or at the hip with the right. The gesture of each paidotribe
can be construed as a form of encouragement. The figures are portrayed with light inner markings and highly accentuated contour lines. Side B. Hephaistos.
J. D. Beazley, ABV (Oxford, 1956) p. 310. E. Böhr, Der Schaukelmaler (Mainz, 1982) p. 101. K. S. Gorbounova, The Attic black-figure Vases at the Hermitage (Leningrad, 1983) no. 69 p, 97.
© 1993. Photo, text: OLYMPISM IN ANTIQUITY. Olympic Museum Lausanne. Bertelsmann UFA. Industria Gráfica S. A. Barcelona, 1993, p. 112 cat. no. 55.
© Photo — M. Verhasselt (Brussels-Dilbeek).
© 1993 — Comité International Olympique.