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Side B: A youth drags the skin of an ox by the tail, probably to assist in a sacrifice. Side A: A bearded trainer carries a forked stick and a young athlete holds olive twigs which are often awarded to the victor of an athletic match. The trainer also carries a walking stick. Condition:...

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By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Naples: certainly from Cumae.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 470–460 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 096.


Height: 30.9 cm (12 3/16 in.) Diameter: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World