Loutrophoros-Hydria

Greek
Archaic Period (Proto-Attic Period)
610–600 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 067; Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 556.

Dimensions

Overall: 43 x 17 cm (16 15/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.151

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

Purchased for $ 332.20

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund