Terracotta loutrophoros (ceremonial vase for water)

Attributed to the Metope Painter

Period: Late Classical

Date: 3rd quarter of the 4th century B.C.

Culture: Greek, South Italian, Apulian

Medium: Terracotta; red-figure

Dimensions: 34 3/4 in. (88.3 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Purchase, The Bernard and Audrey Aronson Charitable Trust Gift, in memory of her beloved husband, Bernard Aronson, 1995

Accession Number: 1995.45.1


On the body, obverse, woman with attendant in naiskos (shrine) flanked by youth and women
Reverse, woman in naiskos flanked by youths and women
On the shoulder, obverse, Eros with alabastron and mirror within foliage
Reverse, head of a woman within foliage