Greek Athlete With Strigil

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
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published on 10 May 2012

Red figure skyphos or cup (410 BCE) depicting a nude athlete holding a strigil - used to clean the body of oil, dust and sweat after exercise. To the left is possibly a mid-race marker post. Attributed to the Amykos painter, Lucana (Southern Italy). (Archaeological Museum, Milan)



About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. Surrounded by archaeological sites, his special interests include ancient ceramics, architecture, and mythology. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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