Interior, youth and man Exterior, obverse and reverse, youths and men
The interior shows a man propositioning a youth. The composition is admirable for the easy juxtaposition of the figures, the characterization of the man by the purse and of the youth by the athletic equipment on the wall, and the emphasis placed on the hands in the center. The exterior shows young men with their older mentors or teachers. The fillets and wreaths indicate rewards for accomplishments.
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