The Feeder Feed: Attic Black-Figure Edition

I haven’t been able to post feeder updates because … well … because. Here is a variation I use when on the road.

Behold an Attic Black-Figure pelike, or wine jar.

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This probably shows a variation on the theme of Achilles and Ajax playing a board game. Here however we see musicians. Note the flute case and lyre on the wall.

And the spiffy water bird!

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Also in the case is an amphora depicting, by way of prophetical allegory, me battling the proponents of women’s ordination.

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Hint: I win.

In the meantime, the young man on this plate seems to be riding a chicken…

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I’m not sure what this symbolizes, but it might have something to do with the NCR.

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5 Responses to The Feeder Feed: Attic Black-Figure Edition

  1. Scott W. says:

    I’m not sure what this symbolizes

    Here you go:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippalectryon

    [Not a Hippalectryon.]

  2. wmeyer says:

    National ‘c ‘atholic Rooster?

  3. Phil B says:

    A man and a chicken went into a bar….

    Or,

    Why did the man and the chicken cross the road?

  4. rcg says:

    I think that last plate is a parody of how Hugh Hefner sees himself.

  5. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    A visual wordplay – ‘alektor’ – ‘rooster’, ‘spouse’, and adulterous Ares’s inefficient look-out?