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Drinking cup (kylix) depicting scenes of bathing and exercise

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Interior: bathing place; basin (louterion) at left; nude youth with strigil, female gymnast seated. (Possibly Atalanta and Peleus). Because men and women generally did not exercise or bathe together in ancient Greece, this image can be interpreted as a mythological scene, showing Atalanta, the...

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Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: The following objects [MFA 03.805-03.833, 03.836-03.837, 03.906] were found in one cemetery in Campania.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Classical Period, about 450–430 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 19 cm (3 9/16 in.); diameter: 28.8 cm (11 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.820

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels