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Athletes XXXI: Palestra Scene | by Egisto Sani
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Athletes XXXI: Palestra Scene

Two athletes holding a javelin. The naked athlete holds with his right hand a strigil, the tool used primarily by men, mainly athletes, for the cleansing of the body after vigorous activities. His body is turned to right and his gaze turns downwards. To left a young wrapped in a large mantel looks straight at the young athlete. A wreath embellishes his hair: this character might be, probably, the winner of the javelin throwing competition.




Attic red figured kylix

Attribute to “The Koropi Panter” by Beazkey

About 450-425 BC

From Spina Necropolis

Ferrara, Archaeological Museum



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Taken on January 27, 2013