Fashion & Textiles Gallery Level 2, NGV International
Large jar with ovoid body tapering sharply to narrow neck and flaring mouth. Three-handled: one at rear from shoulder to rim and two loop handles at either side of body. Decorated in black-glaze with red-figure scene on the body: statue of a woman standing on a plinth, with four mourners (on two levels) bringing gifts on either side. Around the statue are flowers and plant tendrils. The statue holds a golden phiale full of eggs. On the back and neck, palmettes and scrolls. On the edge of the rim and below the scene, a wave pattern band.