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Terracotta hydria (water jar)
Attributed to the Olcott Painter
ca. 360–330 B.C.
Greek, South Italian, Campanian
H. 22 1/4 in. (56.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1906
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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