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Attic Red Figure Kylix
ca. 460-450 BC
By the Penthesilea Painter
MS 5693
A pair of athletes leave a palaestra. One carries a bagged discus and raises his bronze strigil or scraper. The other carries his cloak. On the wall hangs an aryballos or container in which athletes kept oil to clean their bodies. After exercise the oil was scraped off with the bronze strigil.
H. 7.8; L. 29.0; Dia. 22.2 cm. Photo by Maria Daniels for the Perseus Project.

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