Terracotta psykter (vase for cooling wine)

Attributed to Oltos

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 154

Athletes practicing in gymnasium

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."

Terracotta psykter (vase for cooling wine), Attributed to Oltos, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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