Obverse, Herakles fighting Amazons; on the neck, fightReverse, Dionysos and satyrs; on the neck, courting scene
The Nicosthenic neck-amphora is characterized by ribbon handles that are attached at the top of the lip and on the shoulder. In addition the body tends to be egg-shaped and the neck quite narrow. The shape is named after Nikosthenes, the enterprising owner of a potter's establishment that exported actively to Etruria. Nikosthenes signed his wares often and specialized in Atticizing Etruscan shapes that evidently appealed to his western clientele.