Main panel: runner on right, upper half

Main panel: onlooker on left

Shoulder: decoration

Overview: handle to rear

Main panel: runner on right

Main panel: runner on left, upper half

Collection: University Museum, University of Pennsylvania
Summary: Footrace
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Painter: Kinship with the Dolphin Group
Context: Excavated at Narce
Date: ca. 540 BC - ca. 530 BC

H. 0.22 m., D. shoulder 0.112 m.

Primary Citation: Para, 200.3
Shape: Lekythos
Region: Etruria
Period: High Archaic


The surface of the vase is somewhat worn and pitted.

Decoration Description:

Footrace. Two nude youths are racing while two men watch. In the center of the scene, the two nude youths run toward the right. They have fillets around their hair. On either side stands a cloaked spectator looking toward them. Their chitons are black and their himations red, they wear little red caps, and they are clean shaven.

Collection History:

The piece was excavated by A.L. Frothingham under the auspices of the American Exploration Society in 1896/1897. Funding for the museum's contribution to the excavations was provided by Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst. From Tomb 65M.

Other Bibliography:

Dohan 1942, 79-80, n. 20 and pl. 41.