Women Wedding Procession White Classical Greek VasePN# 8673
This scene depicts four women visiting a fifth woman most likely in preparation for her wedding. The scene continues around the round vase. From left, two ladies walk towards a kneeling women as two ladies on the right look on carrying vases and containers filled with ointments and gifts. All five maidens wear traditional ancient Greek attire. They are beautifully painted in color. Under the handle, there is an Ionic Greek column to divide the start and end points of the overall scene. It also adds an architectural reference suggesting that they are in or near an ancient building.
In Athens, in the 5th century BC, while many artists were making red-figure vases, some artists were experimenting with a new technique of painting figures on a white ground. These white figure vases were decorative as well as funerary vases. The artist would use brighter colors; red, blue, and brown. The cloths were lightly painted and revealed the form of the body underneath.
Gallery quality reproduction made in Greece from terracotta, hand spun on the wheel, certified by the Greek Ministry with a pewter seal, and measures 13"H x 8"W x 7.25"D. The painted details have a recently unearthed finish.
This vase is no longer manufactured. Once ours are sold, they are gone forever. As such, it is a treasure as if it were an original Greek museum piece. Our vase is already over 15 years old!
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