The frieze presents a rather full picture of a bride's preparations. At the beginning, she bathes with the help of Eros, who empties an amphora over her. Other women are dressing themselves or adorning a loutrophoros (ceremonial vase for water). Inside the house, a woman with Eros on her lap sits with Aphrodite and a matronly attendant.
von Bothmer, Dietrich and René d'Harnoncourt. 1950. Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities: An Exhibition from the Collection of Walter Cummings Baker, Esq. no. 95, p. 12, New York: Walter Cummings Baker.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1961. Ancient Art from New York Private Collections: Catalogue of an Exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, December 17, 1959–February 28, 1960. no. 243, pp. 61-62, pls. 91-92, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.