Red-figure pelike. Attic.
Clay. Ca. 500 BCE.
Height 35.2 cm.
Inv. No. IV 1627.Vienna, Museum of Art History


Red-figure pelike. Attic.
Clay. Ca. 500 BCE.
Height 35.2 cm.
Inv. No. IV 1627.

Vienna, Museum of Art History
(Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum).

Side A represents a participant in the hoplitodromos (race in armour). He is holding his helmet in his right hand and his shield in his left. His legs are covered with greaves. In the field, on the ground, a helmet and shield highlight the importance of the event. Behind the athlete is the post, indicating the training area. On the left, the bearded trainer, wearing a himation, watches the armed runner attentively, a forked stick in his right hand, ready to make his comments. Side B features two ithyphallic satyrs. The greater part of the surface of the vase is scaled.

D. Vanhove
F. Eichler, CVA Oesterreich 2, Kunsthistorisches Museum II (Vienna, 1959) pl. 721-2. K. Gschwantler-W. Oberleitner, Götter, Heroen, Menschen — Antikes Leben im Spiegel der Kunst (Vienna, 1974) no. 249 p. 79.
© 1993. Photo, text: Olympism in antiquity. Olympic Museum Lausanne. Bertelsmann UFA. Industria Gráfica S. A. Barcelona, 1993, p. 108 cat. no. 51.
© Photographic credits — I. Kitbitschka (Kunsthistorisches Museum-Vienna).
© 1993 — Comité International Olympique.
Keywords: κεραμικά ceramics clay terracotta ceramica keramik céramique ελλάδα grecia graecia hellas greece griechenland grèce hoplitodromos red-figure red-figured pelike attic hoplitodromia dromos run running helmet headpiece head-piece round shield aspis armour armor armatura greave greaves chausses knemides ocrea paidotribe paidotribes trainer himation coach sport sporting competition contest inv no iv 1627