Kylix with Battle Scene

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 22 November 2015
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A kylix is a Greek wine drinking-cup which was primarily used at a drinking party (symposium). In this balanced design, the Triptolemos painter (an ancient Greek vase painter) creatively separated the crumpled figure of the defeated Persian from his Greek opponent with the device of a shield. Greek Attic, Greece, circa 460 BCE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2015, November 22). Kylix with Battle Scene. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Kylix with Battle Scene." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 22, 2015.

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