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Image Index > Banquet Scenes > Youth Waves Suitor Away

Three man-youth pairs, with varying interactions. The youth on the left waves the man away with his right hand and looks away in disgust. The youth on the far right reciprocates the man's gaze with direct eye contact, but remains modestly wrapped in his cloak. The central pair shows more direct physical contatct: the man demonstrates with his own right arm how he wants the youth to pose, and uses a strigil to help the youth position his arm properly.

Artist Douris
Date c. 470 BCE
Museum and Inventory Number Munich, Staatliche Antikensammlung 2646
References and Publications ARV2 437.128
Other Views of Same Object 170 171
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