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Drinking cup (kylix) with pentathletes

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Exterior side A: Two nude youths practise gymnastics- jumping and javelin-throwing - under the guidance of a trainer wearing a mantle. In field is a starting post . A toilet kit (sponge, aryballos, and strigil) hangs from a peg. Fragmentary inscription above the figures: ...N..N..[-]...N.....

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"Handsome!" (on interior) (KALOS) On both sides of exterior above figures are fragmentary inscriptions: Side A: ...N..N..[-]...N.. Side B: KALO..P..N Interior: ΚΑLΟS Exterior Side A: ...N..N..[-]...N.. Exterior Side B: KALO..P..N


By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon collection; by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought privately from the collection of Alfred Bourguignon. Bourguignon's label [on the vase to indicate provenience]: Santa Maria [di Capua]); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 470–460 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 156.


Height: 10.6 cm (4 3/16 in.) Diameter: 21.8 cm (8 9/16 in)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World