Terracotta loutrophoros (ceremonial vase for water)

Terracotta; black-figure | 47.8 x 47.8cm | Late 6th century B.C.

Unknown Artist

On the body, obverse, six women at a bier; reverse, five men

On the neck, obverse, three women; reverse, three men

The most frequently represented part of Attic funerary ritual is the prothesis, the laying out of the deceased surrounded by mourners...
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