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

Terracotta oinochoe (jug)

Attributed to the Stuttgart Group
Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 325–300 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 17 in. (43.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.209
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.
The Art Gallery of Toronto. 1948. The Classical Contribution to Western Civilization: A Loan Exhibition Organized and Lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, to the Art Gallery of Toronto. p. 24, Toronto: Rous & Mann.

Mayo, Margaret Ellen and Kenneth Hamma. 1982. The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia no. 78, pp. 80, 188-90, Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1986. Vol. 3: Atherion-Eros. "Eros," p. 884, no. 403e, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.