A naked youth holds out a skyphos of wine, as if offering it to the crouching man, who is also semi-nude. However, the man looks attentively not at the wine, but at the youth, as if he were offering himself. Inscribed on the vessel is "Chaeris is beautiful."
c. 450 BCE
Museum and Inventory Number
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 13.192
References and Publications
Other Views of Same Object
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