Terracotta lekythos (oil flask)
- Late Archaic
- 1st quarter of 5th century B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; white-ground
- H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Mrs. Harry G. Friedman, 1953
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The young man is characterized as a trainer by the himation (overgarment) draped over his body and the staff on which he leans. The strigil (scraper) suspended before him and the column behind him indicate a setting for the training of athletes. The painter's artistic ambitions appear in the representation of the figure from the back.