H. 10 15/16 in. (27.8 cm)
diameter 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1941
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Nike with an oinochoe (jug) above an altar
The point of reference for a vase such as this one is difficult to identify. The image probably represents a libation offered for a victory. It is unclear whether the lekythos was purely funerary in function. If so, the vase may have served for the burial of an athlete.
Beazley, John D. 1963. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 310, no. 2 bottom, Oxford: Clarendon Press.