Plate depicting athletes
about 525–520 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 002.
Diameter: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
Two nude young athletes conversing, one carrying a discus. Incised inscriptions: “Xenophon” (XSENOPHON); “Dorotheos” (DOROTHEOS).
"Xenophon" (XSENOPHON) and "Dorotheos" (DOROTHEOS)
Dates unknown: according to L. D. Caskey and J. D. Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, part 1, no. 2: Found in a tomb near Chiusi. Formerly in the Blaydes, Ancona and Hartwig collections; by 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome. [Hartwig]).; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900