AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED NECK-AMPHORA
circa 510-500 b.c.
One side with a banquet scene, a bearded man to the right reclining on a folded pillow on a kline, a table bearing food in front, the banqueteer clad in a himation around his waist and legs, a wreath in his hair, with a woman in a chiton and himation standing to the left with her hands extended towards the man, a serving boy to the left, a mantle over his left shoulder, holding an oinochoe in his right hand, the other side with three revelers, including a flute-player walking to the right, a mantle over his shoulders and arms, his instrument raised to his lips, a dancing woman in the center playing krotala (clappers) in her upraised hands, her head turned back to the man to the left who extends his left arm towards her, a mantle thrown over his left shoulder; with tongues on the shoulders, each side of the neck with three palmettes; details in added red and white
11 3/16 in. (28.42 cm) high