Terracotta oinochoe (jug)

Attributed to the Stuttgart Group

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161

Nike driving a chariot preceded by Eros with a situla (bucket)

The oinochoai are open at the bottom, indicating that they were made for funerary use. The opening rendered them useless as containers but permitted liquid offerings to flow into the ground.

Terracotta oinochoe (jug), Attributed to the Stuttgart Group, Terracotta, Greek, South Italian, Apulian

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