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, Past and Present, The Jan Mitchell Gift to the Israel Museum, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 124, 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