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Terracotta lebes gamikos (round-bottomed bowl with handles and stand used in weddings)

Attributed to the Naples Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 420 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. without lid 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm) diameter 8 7/16 in. (21.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.298
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[1942]. 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.

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