Lebes Gamikos in Texas

Greek vasePolychrome Lebes Gamikos (Marriage Vessel)

ca. 300-289 BCE
3rd century B.C.
81.5 cm (32 1/16 in.)

Sicilian (Centuripe)

Polychrome decoration uses surface paint in vivid shades of pink, blue, and other colors. It is much less durable than black- or red-figure, since polychrome vases were designed only for display, usually in funerary contexts. One male and two female figures are barely discernable on the body of this vase.

Blanton Museum of Art
The University of Texas at Austin
200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78701 –