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Image Index > Courtship Scenes > Boy Jumps For Joy

A more advanced stage in the action relative to the other side of the cup. The man stimulates the boy's penis more aggressively by holding it between his thumb and index finger, while the boy embraces the man around the neck and jumps off the ground in excitement.

Artist Unknown
Date c. 520 BCE
Museum and Inventory Number Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 08.292
References and Publications E. Vermeule, "Some Erotica in Boston," Antike Kunst 12 (1969) 9-15
Dover, K. J. Greek Homosexuality (London 1978) B598
E.C. Keuls, The Reign of the Phallus (New York 1985) fig. 252-3.
Other Views of Same Object 103
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