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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
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 154
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."
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.
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