Red-Figure Kylix - Type B (Wine Cup)
circa 430 BCE
5th century BCE
8.6 cm x 25.6 cm (3 3/8 in. x 10 1/16 in.)
Painter of Louvre G 456
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund and the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Foundation, 1980
Two athletes use strigils (scrapers) to remove olive oil from their bodies. On each side of the exterior, two pairs of youths practice with javelins in a gymnasium. Gymnasia in Athens were centers for education and athletic training.