Terracotta vase

Greek, Sicilian, Centuripe

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162

The painted scene resembles contemporary wall paintings, with carefully modeled figures set against a saturated color background. It depicts a bride surrounded by attendants wearing garments in subtle shades of pink, lavender, and blue. A pale white defines the transparent mantle of the bride, and a golden yellow and deep red highlight jewelry, suggesting combinations of gold and colored stones. Made for a tomb, the vessel had a commemorative rather than a utilitarian function, and its form mimics Greek temple architecture.

Terracotta vase, Terracotta, Greek, Sicilian, Centuripe

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