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The Greek House
|Attic Red Figure Hydria
By the Penthesileia Painter
H.24.7; L.25.0;Dia.20.0 cm. UM neg. S4-95090-94 (132k)
|A matron, joined by her young daughter and short-haired
servant, holds a three-legged basket or situla. Behind is a stool with
a woven cushion. The items most commonly illustrated on vases and on stone
reliefs include chairs, stools, couches, tables and various kinds of chests,
boxes and baskets. Since these were originally largely made of wood and
other organic materials, their survival tends to be poor, but specimens
of Greek furniture have been found in tombs.
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