Terracotta psykter (vase for cooling wine)

Attributed to Oltos

Period: Archaic

Date: ca. 520–510 B.C.

Culture: Greek, Attic

Medium: Terracotta; red-figure

Dimensions: Overall: 13 5/8 x 11in. (34.6 x 28cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1910

Accession Number: 10.210.18


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."