Lekythos, Greece, ca. 550–530 B.C.; Archaic, black–figure. Attributed to the Amasis Painter. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 

Jenifer Neils, author of Goddess and Polis: The Panathenaic Festival of Ancient Athens (Princeton University Press;
1992), suggests that this scene of women spinning and weaving depicts the actual creation of the new, richly-woven peplos presented to Athene each year at the culmination of the Panathenaic festival.


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