The Pederastic Gaze in Two Greek Vases in the JHUAM
The institution of pederasty (the characteristically Greek relationships between men and boys) was a recurring theme in the art of the ancient Greeks. Many of these images have an unmistakably erotic quality, while others take a more nuanced approach. Two red-figure cups in the JHUAM fall in the latter category, showing boys in the gymnasium on view for older men within the scene and for the users of the vessel.
The full presentation can be seen here: