Two-handled jar (amphora) with trainer and victorious athlete

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 470–460 B.C.
the Pan Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 096.

Dimensions

Height: 30.9 cm (12 3/16 in.) Diameter: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8109

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Side B: A youth drags the skin of an ox by the tail, probably to assist in a sacrifice.

Side A: A bearded trainer carries a forked stick and a young athlete holds olive twigs which are often awarded to the victor of an athletic match. The trainer also carries a walking stick.

Condition: Considerably chipped.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund