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Image Index > Age-Equal Adolescent Interactions > Young Trainer And Athlete, Gift-Giving Youth And Athlete

The same formula as on Side A: two pairs of age-equal youths, one clothed and one a naked athlete. The clothed figures appear to be admirers: One presents a flower or sprig of foliage to the athlete, the other holds a staff and may be, by analogy with the staff-holding figures on Side A and the Interior, a trainer. We see deeply engaged mutual eye contact in both pairs.

Artist Eretria Painter
Date c. 430 BCE
Museum and Inventory Number Austin, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas 1980.38
References and Publications ARV2 1254.73
CVA (Great Britain 15) plate 39
A. Lezzi-Hafter, Der Eretria-Maler (Mainz 1988) no. 13
T. K. Hubbard, "Sex in the Gym: Athletic Trainers and Pedagogical Pederasty," Intertexts7 (2003) 13-15.
Other Views of Same Object 26,28
Similar Images 3 47
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