Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A loutrophoros

A loutrophoros is a distinctive vessel shape with two handles and a long neck, used to hold water during funerals and marriage rites. This one dates from ca 320-310 Bc and is possibly done by the so called White Sakkos painter, the scene depicts Pelops (The man who gave his name to the Peloponnesus, the big southern peninsula of Greece) and his wife Hippodameia.

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