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Artist, attributed to: Syleus Painter, Greek, Attic, ca. 490–ca. 470 B.C.

Athenian red-figure vase fragment, head of a bearded man

ca. 470 B.C.

Ceramic, red-figure, partial relief contour, handle glazed, neck glazed interior and exterior, interior of the body reserved

6.3 × 14 × 11.5 cm (2 1/2 × 5 1/2 × 4 1/2 in.)
Ruth Elizabeth White Fund
Greek, Attic
Early Classical
Containers - Ceramics

From Greece (M. Robertson); ex collection Professor Martin Robertson (1911-2004); with Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd., London, 2008; purchased by Yale University, 2008


“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 142.

Martin Bentz and Norbert Eschbach, Panathenaïka: Symposion zu den Panathenäischen Preisamphoren (Mainz: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2001), 200, no. 45, Appendix 3; Syleus Painter.

Sir John Davidson Beazley, Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters, 1st (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956), 1st ed: 165, no. 9, as Cambridge, Robertson, with Robertson’s provenance; 2nd ed: 249, no. 10, as Abingdon, Robertson, attributed by Robertson.

Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery (Darmstadt, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2016), 94, no. 76, pl. 126.2.

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.