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Artist: Pothos Painter, Greek, Attic, active ca. 420–390 B.C.

Bell Krater with scene of sacrifice

ca. 420 B.C.

Terracotta, red figure with added white

33.02 x 38.1 x 33.66 cm (13 x 15 x 13 1/4 in.) base: 17.15 cm (6 3/4 in.)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
2011.74.1
Culture: 
Greek, Attic
Period: 
Classical
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

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.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2011.pdf (accessed March 1, 2012).

Jock Reynolds, “Director’s Report,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2011): 16, ill.

Sheramy Bundrick, “Selling Sacrifice on Classical Athenian Vases,” Hesperia 83, no. 4 (October–December 2014): 694, no. 5.

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.

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.