Polychrome Oinochoe (Wine Pitcher)
circa 300 BCE-200 BCE
3rd century BCE
60.3 cm x 15.5 cm (23 3/4 in. x 6 1/8 in.)
Europe, South Italian (Canosa)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund, 1982
The faded scene on the body of the vase features Eros, the god of love, leading the four-horsed chariot of Nike, the goddess of victory. This object takes the shape of a pitcher, but it has no base and no pouring spout, which indicates that it was not meant to be functional.