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Shard of Attic Black-Figure Loutrophoros

Attributed to Leagros Group.
Black-glazed orange clay with white paint highlights.
H: 16.5 cm.
Ex V. Pau Collection, before 1980.
Bibliography : Unpublished. Cf . J. D. Beazley.
This shard belongs to the neck of a loutrophoros and depicts two women tearing their hair out as a gesture of mourning. This perfectly fits the use made of these vases intended for nuptial and mortuary rites ablutions. These women are indeed attending a prothesis (exposure of the deceased). The inscription in the field of vision has no meaning and is purely decorative.
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