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Apulian Red-Figured Lebes Gamikos, HCM 234

This terracotta vase (H 19.3) is a lebes gamikos, a distinctive Greek wedding vessel which was a gift for the bride. This type of vessel generally has a foot, lid and handles. Before the 4th century BC it was usually attached to a tall stand instead of a foot. This vase has a slim body and two upright handles. The lid has an elongated finial. There is a decoration of rays on the shoulder, bands of…