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Drinking cup (skyphos) depicting young athlete taking a music lesson

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Black glaze on rim, interior and foot. White on lyre. A: a boy with a strigil and aryballos faces a bearded man who is seated on a stool and holds a lyre on his knees. B: three men in conversation. In center, a young man in tunic and over-cloak (himation). On his left and right are young men...

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By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr. (said to be from Selinunte); Anonymous Gift to MFA in Memory of Prof. George H. Chase, December 13, 1961

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Prof. George H. Chase

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530–520 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 10.5 (4 1/8 in.); width (max at handles): 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World