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

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.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Archaic Greece Gallery (Gallery 113)


The Ancient World



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.


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