- Museum number
Pottery: red-figured neck-amphora.
(a) Discobolos and paidotribes. On the left a nude athlete with left leg advanced poises the discos on his outstretched right forearm; his body is inclined slightly back, as if he were preparing for the swing, the weight resting on the toes. On the right a paidotribes (beardless ephebos), draped in a dotted and bordered mantle, moves to right, looking back and extending a long forked staff on the left side of the discobolos. He wears a fillet with vertical piece over the forehead. Both have the lips parted, as if they were speaking. In the field, ΙΣΑ (part of an imitation? inscription), in small fine letters.
(b) Auletes. A beardless ephebos, in a long robe, moves with short steps to right, playing on the flutes, with a phorbeia over and round his head. His robe has tight-fitting sleeves reaching to the wrists, and a broad border of zigzag pattern down the side and across the chest, and is embroidered with large dotted rosettes.
Purple fillet of paidotribes. Brown inner markings, very faint, and whiskers in b. Eye of archaic type, long and narrow, the pupil set against the inner angle. Below, a continuous band, pairs of maeanders separated by dotted cross squares; below the lower insertion of each handle, an inverted palmette.
- Production date
- 490BC-480BC (circa)
Height: 27.60 centimetres
Width: 18 centimetres
Depth: 16.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
For the auletes, cf. BM Vase E270.
For this dress, cf. Gardner, Cat. Ashmolean Vases, pl. 19.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1980 5 Jun- 26 Oct, London, BM, The Ancient Olympic Games
2007 31 Mar-30 Jun, Gosport, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2007-2008 3 Nov-24 Feb, Leicester, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2008 29 Mar-1 Jun, Luton, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2008 20 Jun-5 Oct, Lincoln, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2008-2009 25 Oct-24 Jan, South Shields, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2009 7 Feb-4 May, Glasgow, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2017 13 Jul-15 Oct, Madrid, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2017-2018 23 Nov-18 Feb, Barcelona, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2018 20 Mar-24 Jun, Sevilla, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2018 24 Jul-4 Nov, Zaragoza, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2018-2019 18 Dec-31 Mar, Palma, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number