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Atelocynus Rhyton


ca. 522 B.C.

Attributed to Rom av.JC

Discovered on the vestiges of the archaeological site of Olympia, this jar brings us two information. The first is located at the end of the room, where Rom av.JC chose to represent a fox head. This one symbolizes the deception and the cunning, quite acceptable processes during the first Olympic Games.

The second, even more interesting, is revealed by the illustration of the skater, who holds in his left hand a torch with a flame. We can thus deduce that in classical times, lampadédromies (torch races) took place both on foot and on skateboard.

Title: Atelocynus Rhyton

Artist: Attributed to Rom av.JC

Period: Archaic

Date: ca. 522 B.C.

Culture: Greek, Attic

Medium: Skateboards; black-figure

Dimensions: H. 32 1/2 in. (83 cm)
length 25 in. (63 cm)

Classification: Vases

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