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

Attributed to the Washing Painter

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 430–420 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm) diameter 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.35a, b
  • Description

    Bride with attendants

    Scenes of brides such as this are basically variants of those showing women in their domestic interiors. The nuptial representations are distinguished by objects that are specific to weddings. In this scene, the loutrophoros carried by the woman at left is special. Loutrophoroi contained water for the nuptial bath; they were also used as grave-markers for women who died unmarried.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 102, 244, pl. 84a.

    Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 1126, no. 1.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1992. Kentauroi-Oiax, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 6. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Nike, no. 361.

    Sgourou, Marina. 1994. "Attic Lebetes Gamikoi." Ph.D. Diss. p. 281, fig. R42. University of Michigan.

    Reeder, Ellen D., Sally Humphreys, Prof. Mary R. Lefkowitz, Francois Lissarrague, Prof. Margot Schmidt, Prof. H. Alan Shapiro, Christianne Sourvinou-Inwood, Prof. Andrew F. Stewart, Froma Zeitlin, Carol Benson, and Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway. 1995. "Women in Classical Greece." Pandora: Women in Classical Greece. Baltimore: Walters Art Gallery.

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