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Drinking cup (kylix) depicting pentathletes

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Interior: Youth with diskos. The athlete bends forward at the moment in the backward swing just before the forward swing and release. Greek inscription, "Panaitios is handsome" (PANAITIOS KALOS), along the inner edge of the tondo above the athlete. Exterior: Scenes of the athletic practice...

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Interior: "Panaitios is handsome" (PANAITIOS KALOS) ΠΑΝΑΙΤΙΟS ΚΑLΟS


By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon Collection; by 1901: purchased by Edward Perry Warren from Alfred Bourguignon (according to Warren's records: Bourguignon label [on the vase]: Orvieto); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 500–490 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 078; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 121.


Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.); diameter: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World