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Bathing vessel (loutrophoros) depicting a bridal procession

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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...

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By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Classical Period, 450–425 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

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.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World