Greece, late 6th Century BC / Loutrophoros / c. 500 BCGreece, late 6th Century BC
c. 500 BC

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Creator Nationality: Greece, late 6th Century BC
Creator Name-CRT: Greece, late 6th Century BC
Title: Loutrophoros
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: -50
Creation End Date: -49
Creation Date: c. 500 BC
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: black-figure terracotta
Dimensions: Overall: 43.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1927.145
Credit Line: The Charles W. Harkness Endowment Fund
Style or Period: Greece, late 6th Century BC
Context: The loutrophoros was used to carry water from the sacred spring of Enneabrounos for use in a ceremonial bath before marriage. Therefore, these vases were placed over the tombs of unmarried persons for use in the afterworld.Neck: Mourning women (both sides)Body: Side A: Mourning women at a bier Side B: Procession of male mourners
AMICA ID: CMA_.1927.145
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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