Drinking cup (skyphos) depicting jumpers

Early Classical Period
about 480 B.C.
the Brygos Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 018.


Height: 14.4 cm (5 11/16 in.) Diameter without Handles: 17.8 cm (7 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Gallery 212A-B


The Ancient World



Side A: Nude pentathlete holding jumping weights (halteres) prepares to jump. Two javelins in background. A trainer stands before him holding a switch to point out fouls. Behind the jumper is a small boy holding a staff and the athlete’s sponge and oil flask.

Side B: A jumper, at right holding halteres (facing left), taking his position. Before him a beardless trainer leans on a staff. Two javelins in background.


By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from a Greek in 1901 in the Spring. From Greece); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution