Athletics were among the most important pursuits of Athenian youths and therefore appear frequently on vases. The scene here was probably quite typical in a gymnasium. Two young men with spears converse with another who holds a diskos. An older man, perhaps a trainer, appears at the right.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1957. "Greek Vases from the Hearst Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 15(7): pp. 166, 173.
Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. p. 123, Oxford: Clarendon Press.