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Attic black-figure neck amphora (vessel for storage and transport of commodities)

Attic black-figure neck <i>amphora</i> (vessel for storage and transport of commodities)

Attic black-figure neck amphora (vessel for storage and transport of commodities)

Pottery

H: 29 cm

Gift of Jan Mitchell, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Accession number:

72.15.27

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

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.

From the Israel Museum publications:

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

Exhibitions:

Past and Present: The Jan Mitchell Gift to the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 03/09/1974 - 05/04/1974

Animals in Ancient Art: The Leo Mildenberg Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 16/10/1986 - 31/08/1987

Drink and Be Merry. Wine and Beer in Ancient Times, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 03/06/1999 - 01/01/2000