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Bowl (dinos) depicting athletes training

Greek
about 430–420 B.C.
Manner of the Dinos Painter


Place of Manufacture, Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 22.1 cm (8 11/16 in.); diameter: 27.7 cm (10 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

96.720

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

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A group of eleven youths train for athletic activities on the side of this dinos, while another youth plays the double-flute.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: "Can be traced to Athens."); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, October 1896

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund