White ground black-figure lekythos fragment with Amazon Artist, attributed to: Inscription Painter (ca. 450–430 B.C.)

ca. 460–450 B.C.

Ancient Art

Not on view


terracotta, white ground, dilute glaze, added color (perhaps purple, oxidized); black-figure


9.4 × 6.8 × 0.4 cm (3 11/16 × 2 11/16 × 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Ruth Elizabeth White Fund

Accession Number





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Collection of C. Martin Robertson (1911-2004; Lincoln Professor, Oxford University, 1961-1978)

In collection of C.M. Robertson, before 1942 (published by Beazley in ARV1, p. 502, no. 5, that year)

Published by D. von Bothmer, Amazons in Greek Art, in 1957 (p. 195-96, as London, C.M. Robertson)

Published by Beazley in ARV2 in 1963, as Abingdon, Robertson.


  • Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery (Darmstadt, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2016), 102-103, no. 87, pl. 128.5.
  • Niki Stellings-Hertzberg, "An Atypical Pairing of an Amazon and a White Lekythos," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2011): 74–79, fig. 1.
  • "Acquisitions 2009," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 143, ill.
  • John H. Oakley, Picturing Death in Classical Athens: The Evidence of the White Lekythoi (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 89, fig. 1.
  • Thomas Mannack, "Beazley Archive Database," http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/xdb/ASP/browse.asp?tableName=qryData&newwindow=&BrowseSession=1&companyPage=Contacts&newwindowsearchclosefrombrowse= (accessed 1997–2019).
  • Dietrich von Bothmer, Amazons in Greek Art (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957), 195-196, fig. 113.

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Object/Work type

fragments, lekythoi

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