Archaic Period (Proto-Attic Period)
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
CVA Boston 2, pl. 067; Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 556.
Overall: 43 x 17 cm (16 15/16 x 6 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This Proto-Attic vase – a hybrid shape of a loutrophoros and a hydria (with two handles on the shoulders and one vertical handle in the rear) – features women wearing black, sleeveless garments processing around the neck, with arms raised to pull at their hair in a mourning gesture. Three friezes on the belly feature animals. The shoulder frieze is populated by felines (lions and panthers), the middle frieze is populated by boars, lions and a goat, and the lower frieze by swans. The rosettes strewn within the field are an adoption of the Corinthian practice.
Purchased for $ 332.20
John Michael Rodocanachi Fund