Oinochoe (jug), ca. 325–300 b.c.; red–figure
Attributed to the Stuttgart Group
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Terracotta; H. 17 in. (43.2 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1906 (06.1021.209)
The vase, like its companion 06.1021.211, is open at the base, an indication of its intended funerary function as it is useless as a container for the living. Nike, the personification of victory, is repeatedly seen on South Italian vases found in funerary contexts and may express a hope or belief in an afterlife, a symbol of triumph over death.