Amphora showing a boxing contest


published on 15 June 2014

Black-figured amphora showing a boxing contest, made in Athens about 550-500 BCE, signed by the potter Nikosthenes, from Agrigento (Sicily). The boxers wearing himantes (leather thongs bound on the fist) are about to exchange blows. The boxer on the left already has a nose-bleed. (British Museum)

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