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Drinking cup (kylix) depicting athletes

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Interior: Nude youth, profile to right, about to put on his cloak (himation) after bathing. His toilet kit hangs on the wall behind him. Exterior side A: Three youths exercise in presence of trainer. Exterior side B: Trainer watching two youths boxing.


By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 480–470 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 034.


Height: 10.3 cm (4 1/16 in.); diameter: 23.1 cm (9 1/8 in.).

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World