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lebetes gamikoi

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lebetes gamikoi


An ancient Greek vessel type used in connection to marriage. It is generally thought to hold water for the ritual bath taken by the bride, and perhaps the groom, before the wedding. Another theory is that it was a container for the couple's food; there may also have been funerary uses as well. Pictures of a wedding procession or women preparing for marriage often appear on such vessels.


lebes gamikos

nuptial lebes

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