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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, no. 489a, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

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