Plate depicting athletes

Greek
Archaic Period
about 525–520 B.C.
Paseas


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 002.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

03.785

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Two nude young athletes conversing, one carrying a discus. Incised inscriptions: “Xenophon” (XSENOPHON); “Dorotheos” (DOROTHEOS).

Inscription

"Xenophon" (XSENOPHON) and "Dorotheos" (DOROTHEOS)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900