Fragments of a vase for carrying bath water (loutrophoros) depicting a youth, a discus thrower, and two older men

Archaic Period
about 520–500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens


Height: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

On View

Daily Life in Ancient Greece Gallery (Gallery 212A-B)


The Ancient World



Fragment of a narrow, tall vase. Upper parts of four figures from an athletic scene. One young athlete holds up a discus; a bearded athlete possibly handles a javelin; behind him is a bearded trainer with switch; another youth stands behind the discus thrower.


By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from a Greek dealer in Athens, 1899); 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