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Image Index > Courtship Scenes > Men Present Animals To Youths

On each side of the handle are man-boy pairs, with the men presenting gifts of game (a hare, a deer). Under the handle sits a man with a fighting cock, but no boy to whom he can present it. Note the nudity of all the figures. On the far left, one can see the white body of a female prostitute who is being courted by another man (visible on the far left of Side B).

Artist Amasis
Date c. 530 BCE
Museum and Inventory Number Paris, Musée du Louvre A479
References and Publications ABV 156.80
CVA (Louvre 3) pl. 92
S. Karovzov, The Amasis Painter (Oxford 1956), plates 1214
G. Koch-Harnack, Knabenliebe und Tiergeschenke: Ihre Bedeutung im päderastischen Erziehungsystem Athens. (Berlin 1983) Fig 24.
Other Views of Same Object 96
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