Attributed to the Washing Painter
Date: ca. 430–420 B.C.
Culture: Greek, Attic
Medium: Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions: H. 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm)
diameter 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number: 07.286.35a, b
Scenes of brides such as this are basically variants of those showing women in their domestic interiors. The nuptial representations are distinguished by objects that are specific to weddings. In this scene, the loutrophoros carried by the woman at left is special. Loutrophoroi contained water for the nuptial bath; they were also used as grave-markers for women who died unmarried.