H. with handles 15 in. (38.1 cm)
H. without handles 13 9/16 in. (34.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1952
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
On the body, obverse, youth extending a bird toward a woman Reverse, two youths On the neck, obverse and reverse, head and wings of Nike
While most shapes in South Italian vase-painting depend on Attic models, the nestoris is indigenous. It developed from the Messapian trozella (see 16.59 nearby) and was adopted in Lucania earlier than in other regions such as Apulia.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 117, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.