Terracotta nestoris (two-handled jar)

Attributed to the Painter of New York 52.11.2

Period: Late Classical

Date: ca. 360–350 B.C.

Culture: Greek, South Italian, Lucanian

Medium: Terracotta; red-figure

Dimensions: H. with handles 15 in. (38.1 cm)
H. without handles 13 9/16 in. (34.5 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1952

Accession Number: 52.11.2


While most shapes in South Italian vase painting depend on Attic models, the nestoris is indigenous. It developed from the Messapian trozella and was adopted in Lucania earlier than in other regions, such as Apulia.