Attic red-figure loutrophoros showing wedding rituals - ROM2014_14111_1


Attic red-figure loutrophoros showing wedding rituals

Maker: Attributed to Polygnotos
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, made in sections then slip-painted
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece. Said to be found near Athens, Greece
Date: c. 450-440 BC
Period: Classical period
78.5 cm
Object number: 929.22.3
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis wedding vase (loutrophoros) shows the bride and groom with seven female attendants, and perhaps the bride and her mother on the neck. In Athens, such jars were traditionally used to collect water for the nuptial bath from the sacred spring Enneakrounos. They were also placed on the tombs of men and women who died unmarried. This vase is attributed to Polygnotos as painter by Beazley.
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