Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Attic black-figure neck amphora (vessel for storage and transport of commodities)
Athens, Greece
Late Archaic Period, ca. 520–510 BCE
H: 29 cm
Gift of Jan Mitchell, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 72.15.27
The amphora was a popular vessel used for storing and carrying wine, oil, and other commodities. This vessel depicts two of the main subjects related to the world of mortal men: war and revelry. On the back, Dionysos, holding a drinking horn, dances with two nude Sileni.

Avida, Uri, The Jan Mitchell Gift to the Israel Museum: Past and Present, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1974

The Jan Mitchell Gift to the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1974, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Animals in Ancient Art: The Leo Mildenberg Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 16/10/1986 - 26/01/1988
Drink and Be Merry. Wine and Beer in Ancient Times, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Spertus Gallery, 03/06/1999 - 01/01/2000

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir