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Foot race. Relief Frieze.
5th c BCE Etruscan Etruscan Sculpture

ETRUSCAN Anonymous (900 BCE - 3rd c. BCE)
480 BCE-470 BCE
5th c BCE
38.1 cm
Sandstone: Pietra fetida
Carved
Etruscan
Cippus
Chiusi. Tuscany. Italy.
Palermo. Museo Archeologico Regionale.
etr05068
This fragment of a cippus recreates a foot race. The scene features three athletes racing on foot toward a young boy who is extending a cloth and a man who is possibly a judge holding out an ointment jar. To the left of the athletes a man dressed in a tunic turns toward a figure who is unidentifiable due to the fragmentation of the piece. Three earthenware jars are shown between the legs of the athletes- this style demonstrates the tendancy towards symetry in art at the time.

Caption: ETRUSCAN | Foot race. Relief Frieze. | 480 BCE-470 BCE | Etruscan | Etruscan

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