Terracotta nestoris (two-handled jar)
- Attributed to the Painter of New York 52.11.2
- Late Classical
- ca. 360–350 B.C.
- Greek, South Italian, Lucanian
- Terracotta; red-figure
- H. with handles 15 in. (38.1 cm)
H. without handles 13 9/16 in. (34.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1952
- Accession Number:
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.