Terracotta loutrophoros (ceremonial vase for water)

Attributed to the Darius Painter

Period: Late Classical

Date: ca. 340–330 B.C.

Culture: Greek, South Italian, Apulian

Medium: Terracotta; red-figure

Dimensions: H. 36 5/8 in. (93 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1911

Accession Number: 11.210.3a, b

Description

On the body, above, obverse, male deity adjudicating between Persephone and Aphrodite regarding Adonis; reverse, seated youth and woman with three women
Below, all around, youth at a stele (grave marker) between youths and women
On the shoulder, obverse and reverse, head of a woman
On the lid, head of a woman

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