Bell Krater with scene of sacrifice Artist: Pothos Painter (Greek, Attic, active ca. 420–390 B.C.)

ca. 420 B.C.

Ancient Art

On view, 1st floor, Ancient Art

Terracotta, red figure with added white


13 × 15 × 13 1/4 in. (33.02 × 38.1 × 33.66 cm)
base: 6 3/4 in. (17.15 cm)

Credit Line

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund

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Acquired by Mr. James Stirt of Vevey, Switzerland from Eduard Burkhard Antiken, Basel in 1968; fortunately, Mr. Stirt has preserved the original invoice. Offered to Yale by Walter Banko, Montreal.
  • Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery (Darmstadt, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2016), 84-86, no. 65, pl. 122-123, fig. 58
  • Sheramy Bundrick, "Selling Sacrifice on Classical Athenian Vases," Hesperia 83, no. 4 (October–December 2014), 694, no. 5
  • "Acquisitions," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin: Online Supplement (accessed March 1, 2012), 28, ill
  • Jock Reynolds, "Director's Report," in "Recent Acquisitions," special issue, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2011), 16, ill
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A, four imitation inscriptions.

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