Attributed to the Stuttgart Group
Date: ca. 325–300 B.C.
Culture: Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Medium: Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions: H. 17 in. (43.2 cm)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number: 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.