Water jug. Trefoil mouthed oenochoe, of Athenian red-figure style. It is mostly covered with shiny black paint, with the foot base unpainted. It is a well-shaped vessel, but with a coarsely potted neck that has a slight sag. There is an angular join between the neck and shoulder, and the curved shoulder joins with a vertically-flared body. It has a rounded disc foot. A sharp punching of the spout forms a trefoil mouth. The profile of the spout is flat topped.

There is red figure decoration on the body, consisting of three figures in an area defined above by a tongue band, and below by a ground line and egg pattern. The central naked athlete holds a strigil, and offers his hand to a fully robed man, possibly giving coin. The man behind the athlete holds an object, possibly a garland, ball, or aryballos. There are garlands on the wall.

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