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Vase, Hellenistic, 3rd-2nd century B. C. (terracotta)

Vase, Hellenistic, 3rd-2nd century B. C. (terracotta)


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Vase, Hellenistic, 3rd-2nd century B. C. (terracotta)

3493082 Vase, Hellenistic, 3rd-2nd century B.C. (terracotta) by Greek; 39.4 high cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; (add.info.: Symbolic vessel found at a tomb in Centuripe in Sicily showing women performing a ritual (bride and attendants?)); Greek, out of copyright

Media ID 23629800

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Covered Hellenistic Painted Polychrome Sicilian Sicily Symbolism Terracotta Cermony


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This print showcases a remarkable artifact from ancient Greece, the "Vase, Hellenistic, 3rd-2nd century B. C". Made of terracotta and standing at an impressive height of 39.4 centimeters, this vase is currently housed in the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The intricate decoration on this vase tells a fascinating story. It was discovered at a tomb in Centuripe, Sicily and depicts women engaged in what appears to be a ceremonial ritual. The exact nature of this ritual remains somewhat mysterious; some speculate that it may depict a wedding ceremony with the bride and her attendants. The craftsmanship displayed on this piece is truly awe-inspiring. The polychrome painted design adorning the vessel's surface showcases the skill and artistry of ancient Greek artisans. Every detail has been meticulously executed, from the ornate lid to the beautifully decorated body. As we gaze upon this symbolic vessel, we are transported back to antiquity, marveling at its significance within Greek culture. This vase serves as a testament to both their artistic prowess and their deep-rooted traditions. Thanks to Bridgeman Images' exceptional photography skills, we can now appreciate every nuance of this extraordinary artifact without having to travel thousands of miles or wait for special exhibitions. Fine Art Finder allows us access to these timeless treasures that continue to captivate our imagination today.

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