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Attic Red Figure Kylix
ca. 490-480 BC
Two young men wrestle. Above them hangs a discus in its bag and a pair of jumping weights called halteres. Long jumpers used the weights to increase their competition distances by vigorously swinging them forward at the moment of takeoff. The coach or trainer stands to the left of the wrestlers, leaning on his staff and holding a long forked branch. The low column at the left suggests either a palaestra or gymnasium setting.
H. 9.4; L. 30.7; Dia. 23.6 cm. Photo by Maria Daniels for the Perseus Project.
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