Terracotta loutrophoros (ceremonial vase for water)
- Early Hellenistic
- late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.
- Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Canosan
- H. 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1906
- Accession Number:
The loutrophoroi are not closed at the bottom, indicating that they were made for the tomb. Decorated in a similar technique as the two pyxides (boxes) nearby (06.1021.253 and 28.57.5), they originally had pink and yellow garlands around the center of the body.
The loutrophoroi; the pyxis 06.1021.253a, b; the funnel vase 06.1021.248a, b; and the two-handled vase 06.1021.246a, b come from the rich burials of a warrior and a woman found at Canosa in 1895.