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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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Inscription

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)

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1972.44

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels