Loutrophoros. The name of this vase means "carrier of washing-water", and the vase was used only in ritual contexts: at weddings, to carry the water for the bridal bath; in funerals, to carry the water for washing the corpse of unmarried persons and to mark their graves. Vases of this shape are commonly decorated with scenes of mourners or wedding processions.
|Depiction||Vases & Sculptures|
|Historic Period||Era: Classical|
|Material||Solid Sterling Silver|
|Length (top to bottom)||45 mm (1 and 49⁄64in)|
|Width||26 mm (1 and 1⁄32in)|