Bathing vessel (loutrophoros) depicting a bridal procession
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 092-093.
Height: 75.3 cm (29 5/8 in.) Diameter of lip: 25.3 cm (9 15/16 in.) Diameter of body: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Daily Life in Ancient Greece Gallery (Gallery 212A-B)
Side A: Bridal procession. Young man leads bride to his house, grasping her by the hand. Two Erotes fly on either side of the bride. Behind the bride is a nympheutria, supervisor of the wedding, who adjusts the bride’s veil. The mother of the groom appears in the doorway of the home bearing two torches. An Eros flies out of the bridal chamber. Other female figures are present.
Side B: A young man clasps the hand of his father-in-law in agreement of the engagement.
On each side of the vase’s neck is a draped woman.
By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900