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Jar (pelike) with a scene of athletic training

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Side B: A trainer wearing a cloak (himation) and wreath and holding a long stick; a flute-player wearing a long tunic and a wreath; and a man exercising with jumping weights. A discus (or ball) is below him. With his right leg he seems to be stepping up onto something, which could be more...

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By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited from him by Mrs. Burt and then, about 1889, by A. H. Browne; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C., England, auction of the Forman Collection, June 19-22, lot 316 (perhaps from Rhodes); 1899: H. de Morgan Collection (purchased at the Forman auction); American Art Galleries Sale, March 12-13, 1901, lot 193; by 1954: Collection of a Friend of the Fogg Museum; loaned by Arthur S. Dewing to MFA, May 22, 1961 (55.61); returned January 18, 1963; loaned by Arthur S. Dewing to MFA, March 10, 1965 (53.65); January 20, 1971: estate of Arthur S. Dewing, bequeathed to his family; April 21, 2004: given to MFA by the family of Arthur S. Dewing (Ruth Dewing Ewing; the family of Abigail Dewing Avery; and the family of Mary Dewing Morain)

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Gift of the Family of Arthur S. Dewing

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

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 36 cm (14 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World