Interior scene with six women conversing and working wool
The woman to the right of the column, who has just arrived, offers a long fillet (band) to her seated friend and receives a flower in return. Behind her, another woman walks toward a seated woman holding up a necklace. Two women work wool. One stands with a distaff in her left hand. From the hank of wool wound around it, she has drawn out a length of fibers and is twisting them into yarn with her right hand by twirling the long spindle that hangs over a wool basket. The other woman sits with one leg propped up and her skirt raised above the knee. She apparently is winding wool into a skein and drawing the yarn over her leg to prevent it from snarling.
McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 38-39, 44, 69, fig. 46, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. p. 21, fig. 139, New York: Plantin Press.
McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 38-39, 44, 69, fig. 46, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 87, 228, pl. 68g, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
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