Terracotta lebes gamikos (jar with lid, foot, and handles associated with weddings), Attributed to the Group of New York 28.57.10, Terracotta, Greek, South Italian, Apulian

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
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
Obverse and reverse, youths, women, and Erotes

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.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 149, fig. 94, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela Marie Augusta. 1917. "Vases from South Italy." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 12(4): pp. 83–84, fig. 3.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 185-86, fig. 127, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 185-86, fig. 127, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 117, 256, pl. 96d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1986. Vol. 3: Atherion-Eros. "Eros," p. 892, no. 489a, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.