Ancient Art
Artist, attributed to: Inscription Painter, ca. 450–430 B.C.

White ground black-figure lekythos fragment with Amazon

ca. 460–450 B.C.

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.)
Ruth Elizabeth White Fund
Not on view
Greek, Attic
Containers - Plastic

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.


John H. Oakley, Picturing Death in Classical Athens: The Evidence of the White Lekythoi (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 89, fig. 1.

“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 143, ill.

Niki Stellings-Hertzberg, “An Atypical Pairing of an Amazon and a White Lekythos,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2011): 74–79, fig. 1.

Thomas Mannack, “Beazley Archive Database,” (accessed 1997–2019).

Dietrich von Bothmer, Amazons in Greek Art (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957), 195-196, fig. 113.

Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery (Darmstadt, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2016), 102-103, no. 87, pl. 128.5.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.