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Drinking cup (kylix) depicting pentathletes

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Interior: Youth with a jumping weight (halter) in each hand, running to right. He looks back over his shoulder indicating that he is probably not about to jump. Two javelins appear vertically behind him. Inscribed "Athenodotos is handsome" (ATHENODOTOS KALOS) Exterior side A: A youth runs...

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Interior: "Athenodotos is handsome" (on interior) (ATHENODOTOS KALOS) Exterior Side B: "The boy is handsome" (on exterior) (HO PAIS KALOS)


Date unknown: said to have been in Hartwig's possession; by date unknown; with Francesco Martinetti, who said it was found in a tomb in the Via Campagna (or Campania) at Santa Maria di Capua Vetere (ancient Capua); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (acquired just after Francesco Martinetti's death); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 510–500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 072.


Height: 7.6 cm (3 in.); diameter: 23.3 cm (9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World