This scene draws inspiration from the age-old habit of going to wells and fountains to collect water before running water was available in homes. In those times, fountains were places where people would meet and exchange confidences. In art history, water carriers symbolize the principle of life, with water representing the substance that nourishes all living creatures. These women could be seen as keepers of the life that springs from Nature.
Gres. Decorated in lively colors, particularly in the skirts of the two young women. 16.25" H x 11.5" L