A young athlete about to jump, profile to right. In field a sponge. Inscribed in Greek to the right of the athlete's forehead and below: "Chairestratos is handsome" (CHAI[R]ESTR[AT]OS KALOS) Repaired with some restoration.
"Chairestratos is handsome" ΧΑΙ[Ρ]ΕΣΤΡ[ΑΤ]ΟΣ ΚΑΛΟΣ
By date unknown: A. van Branteghem Collection (Van Branteghem auction, May 30 - June 1, 1892, at Hotel Drouot, Paris, lot 70) (said to come from Athens); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund
Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 490–480 B.C.
- Painter Douris