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: 32 3/4 in. (83.2 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: 1995.45.2


On the body, obverse, woman with attendant in naiskos (shrine) flanked by youths and women
Reverse, woman in naiskos flanked by youths and women
On the shoulder, obverse, head of a woman wearing a Phrygian cap within foliage
Reverse, head of a woman within foliage