Terracotta nestoris (two-handled jar)

Attributed to the Painter of New York 52.11.2

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.

Terracotta nestoris (two-handled jar), Attributed to the Painter of New York 52.11.2, Terracotta, Greek, South Italian, Lucanian

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