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Terracotta psykter (vase for cooling wine)

Attributed to Oltos

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 520–510 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Overall: 13 5/8 x 11in. (34.6 x 28cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.210.18
  • Description

    Athletes practicing in gymnasium

    The name of each figure is inscribed: the flute player, Smikythos; the diskos thrower, Antiphanes, and his trainer, Antimenes; the broad jumper, Dorotheos ("he is going to jump"); the javelin thrower, Batrrachos; Kleainethos, the judge crowning the boy fair Epainetos, and his trainer, Alketes. Two inscriptions refer to the vase itself: "drink me" and "I open my mouth wide."

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Two inscriptions refer to the vase itself: "drink me" and "I open my mouth wide."
    Names inscribed: Smikythos, Antiphanes, Antimenes, Dorotheos with "he is going to jump," Battrachos, Kleainethos, Epainetos, Alketes.

  • References

    Alexander, Christine. 1933[1925]. Greek Athletics. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. New York: Plantin Press, pp. 12-14, fig. 87.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 38, 49, figs. 3, 35.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, p. 205, pl. 45c.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 38, 49, figs. 3, 35.

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 54, 1565, 1575, 1608, no. 7.

    Cole, Nancy. 1968. Greek Athletic Games. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 18.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1970. Perspective in Greek and Roman Art. New York and London: Phaidon Press, p. 22, n. 1, fig. 77.

    von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1972. Greek Vase Painting: An Introduction. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Robertson, Martin and Cambridge University Press. 1975. A History of Greek Art, Vols. 1 and 2. Cambridge, England, pp. 218, 221, pl. 71c.

    von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1975. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965-1975, : no. 14, pp. 4, 32-34, 67.

    von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1978. Antichnoe iskusstvo iz muzeia Metropoliten, Soedinennye Shtaty Ameriki: Katalog vystavki. Moscow: Sovetskii Khudozhnik, no. 38, pl. 5.

  • See also
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