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Drinking cup (kylix) depicting an athlete with discus

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Interior: Youth about to throw diskos. Jumping weights (halteres) hang in the field and a large pickax balances within the tondo behind the athlete. At left is a Greek inscription, "Douris painted it" (DORIS EGRAPHSEN). Exterior side A: Three warriors fighting: middle one wears a sun-hat...

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Inscription

"Douris painted it" (on interior) (DORIS EGRAPHSEN); "Chairestratos is pretty" (twice, on exterior) (XAIRESTRATOS KALOS) Interior: ΔΟRΙΣΕΓRΑΦΣΕΝ Exterior Side A: [ΧΑΙ]RΕΣΤRΑΤΟΣΚΑLΟΣ Exterior Side B: Χ[ΑΙR]ΕΣΤRΑΤΟ[Σ]ΚΑLΟΣ Under Foot: A... Y

Signed

Douris drew it (DORIS EGRAPHSEN)

Provenance

By 1878: Count Bruschi Collection, Tarquinia; by 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bruschi Collection); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 125.

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.) Diameter: 24 cm (9 7/16 in)

Accession Number

00.338

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels