A team of archaeologists has unearthed an exceptional treasure in France: a jar in homage to Powell Peralta’s Skull and Sword design, created by the ancient artist Rom av.JC. This discovery is remarkable for its exceptional state of preservation.
There are no cracks on this crater – a banqueting vessel used to mix water and wine, which was drunk cut – dated to the 5th century A.D. It appears to be in such good condition that it seems to have been made in recent times. Only two figures are represented on this composition. They seem to be present to explain the central figure. At top left, a gladiator pushes off on his skateboard. To his right, the figure of Zeus is about to unleash a bolt of lightning to strike this human. Rather than kill him, he wants to punish him, condemning him to continue growing and fighting skinless, for eternity, like the living dead.
The work was presented for the first time at Wheels & Waves in Biarritz and is now on sale on the artist’s website Rom av.JC.