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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
A finely attired lady sits on a high-backed chair 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. To their left is a seated woman. To their right hangs a kithara. A similar scene is represented on the reverse. 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. 83-4, 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.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Eros, no. 489a, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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