Feast of Attila

Illustration

Karen Barrett-Wilt
by Fine Arts in Hungary
published on 24 September 2014

Feast of Attila by Mor Than, 1870 CE, now in the Hungarian National Gallery. In this scene, visitors stand before Attila and his guests, singing songs that they have composed. Attila in at the center of the composition, it is thought that the man to his left is his son, and the women at the top of the composition are his wives. Priscus, who wrote "Byzantine History" from which this scene comes, sits on the right holding a book.

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