Bowl (dinos) depicting athletes training
about 430–420 B.C.
Height: 22.1 cm (8 11/16 in.); diameter: 27.7 cm (10 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
Nude youths practice the javelin, boxing, long jump, and the discus throw. Two trainers wearing mantles and holding sticks observe them. A musician, playing a double-pipe (aulos) and wearing a sleeveless patterned tunic over a long-sleeved, similarly-patterned tunic, provides a rhythm for a javelin thrower. A cheek-strap (phorbeia) supports his instrument. Behind the musician, a starting post is painted white, probably to indicate stone.
A group of eleven youths train for athletic activities on the side of this dinos, while another youth plays the double-flute.