The name of each figure is inscribed: the flute player, Smikythos; the diskos thrower, Antiphanes, and his trainer, Antimenes; the broad jumper, Dorotheos ("he is going to jump"); the javelin thrower, Batrrachos; Kleainethos, the judge crowning the boy fair Epainetos, and his trainer, Alketes. Two inscriptions refer to the vase itself: "drink me" and "I open my mouth wide."
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Title:Terracotta psykter (vase for cooling wine)
Artist:Attributed to Oltos
Date:ca. 520–510 BCE
Dimensions:Overall: 13 5/8 x 11in. (34.6 x 28cm)
Credit Line:Rogers Fund, 1910
Inscription: Two inscriptions refer to the vase itself: "drink me" and "I open my mouth wide." Names inscribed: Smikythos, Antiphanes, Antimenes, Dorotheos with "he is going to jump," Battrachos, Kleainethos, Epainetos, Alketes.
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