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Votive relief showing a funerary banquet. The dead man is shown as a heroized man lying on a klinē '5th century BC. On display in Room 19-20 of the National Archaeological Museum, Athens

Klinai (couches; singular klinē) also known as lectus triclinaris were a type of ancient furniture used by the Ancient Greeks and Ancient Romans in their symposia or convivia. Three klinai were arranged in a 'U' shape, which together formed the triclinium, which was where the dinner guests reclined during the meal.

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  • Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell (27 January 2015). A History of Greek Art. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 119–. ISBN 978-1-4443-5014-2.