Scenes from a Wedding

The human figures decorating the loutrophoroi in the Acropolis Museum come into life and turn into the colourfulcharacters that star in a movie on the wedding ritual in Ancient Athens. The film follows a couple step by step, from the moment that the wedding is arranged until the time that the newly-weds dedicate their loutrophoroi-the vessels used to carry water for their nuptial bath- at the sanctuary of the Nymph, the protectress of the wedding, on the southern slope of the Acropolis.

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