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Amasis Lekythos Wedding Robert Arlow
Details Named after the potter not the painter (Amasis) who signed it. Height: 17.1cm Date: 560-540 BC Type of Vase: Lekythos Style of painting: Black-figure
The Main Scene It is of a wedding procession, (as the name indicates). The couple and the best man sit in the cart. This cart is pulled by donkeys.
The first cart is followed by a cart draw my mules, which contains 3 men. Both carts are drawn by two women and a man. The front most woman leading the carts carries two torches, which indicates that this happening late in the evening.
The procession is heading towards a house (most likely the groom and brides house). There is a woman waiting inside the doorway, possibly the mother of either the bride or groom. She is also holding holding what appears to be a torch.
Shoulder On the shoulder there are three women holding hands, with a man playing a musical instrument (Lyre) facing them. This is followed by three more women facing him. This is followed by another man with an instrument (Double flute) with three women facing him. This links to the main scene for the women appear to me singing and dancing, and thus are joining in with the procession.