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Drinking cup (kylix) depicting athletic combats

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Side A: the pancration: two youths wrestling between trainers, one on left seated frontally next to a prize cauldron on a column. On right, a boy. Inscribed: "Panaitios is handsome" ("PANAITIOS KALOS) Side B: boxers: two youths, one on left with head frontal. To left, trainer; to right, boy....

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Inscribed: "Panaitios is handsome"(PANAITIOS KALOS), "Lykos is handsome" (LUKOS KALOS), "Handsome" (KALOS) (on discus bag, exterior), "The boy is handsome" (HO PAIS KALOS) (interior)


By 1963: according to ARV, 2nd ed., p. 322, no. 37: Swiss Private; by 1972: with Dr. Leo Mildenberg, Bank Leu & Co., A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 12, Zurich, Switzerland (as ex Moretti Collection); purchased by MFA from Dr. Leo Mildenberg, February 9, 1972.

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 490 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 10.7 cm (4 3/16 in.); diameter: 24.2 cm (9 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World