On the neck of the vase a loutrophoria procession of women who carry torches and play the flutes is depicted. The body of the vase is decorated with the transfer of the bride to the groom's house with the accompaniment of gods, whose presence elevates the status of the marriage and highlights its sanctity. The newlyweds are on a lavish four-horse chariot driven by the groom. From the bride only her raised hand can be seen. Hermes, with his caduceus and winged sandals, leads the procession. Apollo with his lyre flanks the chariot ready to accompany the couple with the songs of the hymenaios. Across from Apollo a woman, possibly a goddess, holds a flower. Following the chariot is the bride’s mother, who holds a torch lit from the family hearth whose flame will protect her daughter until she reaches her new home.