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Food and Feasting - Kylix

This drinking cup is one of several different types of cup used in ancient Greece. It is decorated with a scene of people at a feast.

On a table is a mixing bowl, where wine was mixed with water before drinking. On one side of the table stands a boy playing pipes. Musicians were often present at feasts and parties. To the right of the table is a boy with a cup and drinking horn.

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