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Two nude young athletes conversing, one carrying a discus. Incised inscriptions: "Xenophon" (XSENOPHON); "Dorotheos" (DOROTHEOS).


"Xenophon" (XSENOPHON) and "Dorotheos" (DOROTHEOS)


Dates unknown: according to L. D. Caskey and J. D. Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, part 1, no. 2: Found in a tomb near Chiusi. Formerly in the Blaydes, Ancona and Hartwig collections; by 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome. [Hartwig]).; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Archaic Period, about 525–520 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 002.


Diameter: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World