Terracotta column-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)
Attributed to the Pig Painter
ca. 475–465 B.C.
H. 16 1/4 in. ( 41.3 cm); width 15 15/16 in. (40.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1941
Not on view
Obverse, man offering lyre and ball to boy Reverse, youth
Part of a youth's education often came from an older mentor such as this man who offers to a young boy a lyre and a ball. Musical training was an essential part of Athenian education. Students learned to play the lyre, to recite poetry, and to dance.
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