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Marriage bowl (lebes gamikos) with prenuptial scene

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Amphora with cover. (a) Amphora. Side A: An elaborately dressed young woman (Helen? Aphrodite?) is seated to right, head bent down and hand raised to the chin in a pensive pose; behind her an Eros, leaning on her shoulder; before her another; then a handmaid with a flat dish of fruit(?); last a...

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Provenance

By 1893: with Mr. de Caix de Saint-Aymour in Paris (said to have been found in the island of Euboea, at Eretria); purchased from him by an Anonymous donor; Anonymous gift to MFA, March 1893

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Greek, Classical Period, Late 5th or early 4th century B.C.

Dimensions

Other (Vessel, with handle): 21.3 x 16.5 cm (8 3/8 x 6 1/2 in.) Other (Lid): 10 x 10.1 cm (3 15/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

93.107a-b

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels