Attic Red-Figure Drinking Cup

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 07 September 2019
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Drinking cups were used for wine consumption at a symposium, a ceremonious party for Greek males. They are often decorated with symposiac scenes. Here, Satyrs and Maenads in the retinue of the wine god Dionysus dance with abandon as the music plays. Drinking cups from Attica were also exported to Etruria. Eretrian painter. From Vulci, Latium, Italy. Circa 430 BCE. (The Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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