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Two-handled storage jar (pelike) depicting young athletes jumping

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Side A: Two nude youths jumping together together accompanied by flute music; leapers at center, flautist at right, facing them, wearing a cloak (himation). Above the figures is the name "Kalipides", and between the jumpers and the piper is the name "Aineas" (Aeneas). Below is the inscription...

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Inscription

"Aineas", "Kallipides", Leagros is handsome" (LEAGROS KALOS), "Smikythion", "Leagros is hansome, yes indeed!" (LEAGROS KALOS NAI XI)

Provenance

By 1972: with Fritz Bürki, Am Luchsgraben 61, 8051 Zurich, Switzerland (said to have been in a Swedish private collection); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht (acting as agent for Fritz Bürki), February 14, 1973

Credit Line

Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection

Greek, Archaic Period, about 520–510 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 31.1 cm (12 1/4 in.); diameter (max.): 24.4 cm (9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1973.88

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels