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|Title||Feast of Attila|
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||Height: 176 cm (69.3 in). Width: 255 cm (100.4 in).|
|Source/Photographer||Fine Arts in Hungary:|
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The scene depicted here is from fragment 8 of Priscus' Byzantine History:
- When evening began to draw in, torches were lighted, and two barbarians came forward in front of Attila and sang songs which they had composed, hymning his victories and his great deeds in war. And the banqueters gazed at them, and some were rejoiced at the songs, others became excited at heart when they remembered the wars, but others broke into tears—those whose bodies were weakened by time and whose spirit was compelled to be at rest."
Attila is in the centre; the young man to his left is probably his son Ellak (or Ernach), while the women at the top right and top left are his wives, including his senior wife Kreka. Priscus himself is on the right, holding the book labeled ἹΣΤΩΡΙΑ (an incorrect spelling of the Greek word ἹΣΤΟΡΙΑ, or Historia).
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