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.


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!

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


Hint: I win.

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


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

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  1. Scott W. says:

    I’m not sure what this symbolizes

    Here you go:

    [Not a Hippalectryon.]

  2. wmeyer says:

    National ‘c ‘atholic Rooster?

  3. Phil B says:

    A man and a chicken went into a bar….


    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?

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