Terracotta lebes gamikos (round-bottomed bowl with handles and stand used in weddings)
Attributed to the Naples Painter
ca. 420 B.C.
H. without lid 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm)
diameter 8 7/16 in. (21.4 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1906
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, seated woman with two women and youth Reverse, two women At each handle, Nike
The scene shows preparations for a wedding. The seated bride, who holds a mirror, is flanked by attendants holding a dinos (deep bowl), probably of bronze, and a casket. The youth at the right might be the groom.
Said to be from Greece
Beazley, John D. 1963. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1098, no. 35, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Mertens, Joan R. 2010. How to Read Greek Vases. pp. 30-1, fig. 17, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.