Funerary statue of a bride flanked by youths and women
In South Italian vase-painting, the rare representations of funerary statues generally precede the appearance of naiskoi (shrines). This exceptional scene shows the image of a bride with a crown and phiale (libation bowl). She stands on a high base. Tendrils on either side form a kind of arbor, and a hydria and three phialai appear below.
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Heuer, Keely Elizabeth. 2015. "Vases with Faces: Isolated Heads in South Italian Vase Painting." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 50: p. 79, fig. 32.
Trendall, Arthur Dale. 2016. Myth, Drama and Style in South Italian Vase-Painting: Selected Papers by A.D. Trendall, Ian Mcphee, ed. p. 247, Uppsala: Paul Aströms Förlag.