Genesis Natas Panthera
ca. 522 B.C.
Attributed to Rom av.JC
The last piece unearthed from the Genesis series, this piece features a strong image of the time in the center of the piece: the panther of Natas. This famous gladiator earned a reputation for his speed and power in skateboarding.
The story goes that Natas commissioned illustrator Wesus Humstos (Wes Humpston) to create an emblem that he could proudly display on his skateboard. It is while visiting a temple covered with mosaics, including one that represented Dionysus on the back of a panther, that Wesus Humstos had the idea of this panther, beautiful and fierce.
Title: Genesis Natas Panthera
Artist: Attributed to Rom av.JC
Date: ca. 522 B.C.
Culture: Greek, Attic
Medium: Skateboards; black-figure
Dimensions: H. 38 1/2 in. (98 cm)
length 32 in. (82 cm)