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Kylix Depicting a Standing Youth and Two Youths Bathing
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Kylix Depicting a Standing Youth and Two Youths Bathing


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This red-figure kylix depicts a youth to the left in a bell-krater in the tondo. Around his head is a wreath. The sides of the kylix depict three athletes. On the left, two youths bend over washing themselves in a laver (louterion). On the back, their lower arms almost totally disappear into the vessel, while on the front the left youth has the right arm out and bent by his side. On the right of the front, another youth stands to the right, while on the back the third youth stands to the left gesticulating. All wear wreaths.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [cat. no. 236]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] In the tondo running nearly parallel with the cirdular border around the top of the picture: ΗΟ ΠΑΙΣ; [Transcription] On the sides running nearly parallel with and a little below the rim: ΗΟ ΠΑΙΣ ΚΑΛΟΣ
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
ca. 510 BC (Early Classical)
Medium
terracotta
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.89
Measurements
H: 4 7/8 x Diam with handles: 16 5/16 in. (12.4 x 41.5 cm); Diam at mouth: 13 1/16 in. (33.1 cm); Diam at foot: 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm)
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