Terracotta pelike (jar)
- Attributed to the Later Mannerists
- ca. 430 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; red-figure
- H. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase by subscription, 1896
- Accession Number:
Komos (revel). Obverse, flute-player and youth with skyphos
Reverse, two youths
The young men are the same Athenian citizens who participated in the Panathenaic games. For an understanding of Attic vases, it is important to recognize that the shapes, their functions, and their decoration had a well-defined place in Athenian life. As a result, they are also our most informative visual source on the details of Athenian life.