Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

Attributed to the Theseus Painter

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 153

The Pankration was an athletic contest that combined boxing, wrestling, and kicking. In the surviving representations, it is not always easy to distinguish the pankration from boxing or wrestling matches. Such is the case here where the competition takes place under the eyes of a trainer and an onlooker.

Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup), Attributed to the Theseus Painter, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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