Red-figure loutrophoros

From Athens (Stadiou Str., excavation of the Royal Stables). 415-410 BC.
(EAM/NAM A 16280)

Wedding preparation is displayed. The bride is about to open the chest in which she keeps her jewels and other secrets of her beauty, while Eros pays her a visit. In these vessels, water was carried for the wedding bath, and the bride, as another Aphrodite, was washing and perfuming herself.