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CLAS 220: Images of Female Toil on Attic Vases
compiled by John Porter, University of Saskatchewan


This page offers an overview of those images discussed in the course lectures that are available via the WWW. When activated, the links below will open in a separate window: as you proceed through the list, this should allow you to compare the different images by using the "Back" and "Forward" buttons on your browser. You should configure the size and location of the two windows as best suits your particular monitor.

The majority of these links are to the Perseus WWW site. Links to other WWW sites with relevant material have also been provided.

Unfortunately, many of images to be discussed in class are not available for public access via the Perseus WWW site. In many cases, however, Perseus will offer a general account of the vase in question.


  1. Women carding wool

  2. Detail of same

  3. Detail of same

  4. Exterior of same

  5. Epinetron

  6. Detail of same

  7. Epinetron

  8. Woman working wool, seated before kalathos

  9. Woman working wool, standing before kalathos

  10. Domestic scene: women at home

  11. Women feeding herons (kalathos hanging on wall)

  12. Woman pouring libation while standing beside kalathos

  13. Man and woman in conversion, with kalathos between them

  14. Detail of same

  15. Detail of same

  16. Nude girl holding a mirror between a chest and a kalathos

  17. Woman spinning

  18. Woman spinning

  19. Woman spinning wool beside kalathos

  20. Mother, child, and attendants, with loom on the left

  21. Detail of same

  22. Detail of same

  23. Detail of same

  24. Detail of same

  25. Odysseus and Circe, with loom

  26. Detail of same

  27. Working wool: from raw wool to finished product

  28. Women at fountain house

  29. Women at fountain house

  30. Women at fountain house

  31. Detail of same

  32. Achilles lying in ambush for Polyxena at fountain

  33. Detail of same

  34. Detail of same

  35. Detail of same

  36. Venus of Urbino (Titian)

  37. Three women bathing (drawing)

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