ca. 522 B.C.
Attributed to Rom av.JC
As Pythagoras said, “The whole air is full of souls, and these souls are called demons and heroes”. It is in fact a representation of a demon, or daemon, in Latin that we find on this amphora in the form of a krater. For the researchers, identifying which demon this one referred to was a difficult task, but they finally found that it was Thrashus, the demon of skateboarding.
Pictured with a skateboard wheel between his teeth, the writings tell us that he was the one who pushed the gladiaskaters to go down big downhills, launch themselves on huge sets of steps or drop roofs of buildings as big as the Parthenon.
Title: Thrashus Skathos
Artist: Attributed to Rom av.JC
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)
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