Drinking cup (kylix) depicting athletes

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 480–470 B.C.
the Dokimasia Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 034.

Dimensions

Height: 10.3 cm (4 1/16 in.); diameter: 23.1 cm (9 1/8 in.).

Accession Number

01.8075

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Interior: Nude youth, profile to right, about to put on his cloak (himation) after bathing. His toilet kit hangs on the wall behind him.
Exterior side A: Three youths exercise in presence of trainer.
Exterior side B: Trainer watching two youths boxing.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund