- Museum number
Pottery: red-figured pelike.
(a) Leaper and flute-player. On left an ephebos, with halteres (jumping weights) advanced, bends back his body for a spring. On right, facing him, an ephebos, in long tunic decorated with circles like a skin, and a broad black band down the side, plays on flutes, wearing phorbeia passed over crown and round cheeks.
(b) Two draped ephebi conversing; both wear fillet; very carelessly drawn.
Surface badly damaged; drawing of good period. Below each side, a strip of maeander broken with red cross squares; above the designs, a strip of laurel.
- Production date
Height: 24.13 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
D'Hancarville, i, pl. 124; Inghirami, Vasi Fitt. i, pl. 83.
- On display (G20a/dc38)
- Exhibition history
1980, 5 Jun-26 Oct, London, BM, The Ancient Olympic Games
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number