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Drinking cup (skyphos) depicting jumpers

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Side A: Nude pentathlete holding jumping weights (halteres) prepares to jump. Two javelins in background. A trainer stands before him holding a switch to point out fouls. Behind the jumper is a small boy holding a staff and the athlete's sponge and oil flask. Side B: A jumper, at right...

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By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from a Greek in 1901 in the Spring. From Greece); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 480 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 018.


Height: 14.4 cm (5 11/16 in.); diameter: 17.8 cm (7 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World