Terracotta lebes gamikos (jar with lid, foot, and handles associated with weddings)

Attributed to the Group of New York 28.57.10

Period: Late Classical

Date: ca. 340–320 B.C.

Culture: Greek, South Italian, Apulian

Medium: Terracotta; red-figure

Dimensions: Height: 15 1/16 in. (38.3 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1917

Accession Number: 17.46.2


A finely attired lady sits on a high-backed chair with footstool as the youth before her offers a wreath and fillet (band). He stands in front of a laver. The attendant behind the chair holds the lady's mirror. Above, Erotes carry more festive paraphernalia and play with a swan. The decoration complements the nuptial associations of the shape. The lid is missing.