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Ancient Art
Artist: KY Painter, Greek, Attic, ca. 585-570 B.C.

Komast cup showing dancing men and youths

ca. 570 B.C.

Terracotta, black -figure with added red

8.7 × 26.2 × 19.3 cm (3 7/16 × 10 5/16 × 7 5/8 in.) Foot: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)
Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard
1913.102
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Greek, Attic
Period: 
Archaic
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Ex. coll. Dr. Paul Arndt

Bibliography: 

Professor Paul V. C. Baur, Preliminary Catalogue of the Rebecca Darlington Stoddard Collection of Greek and Italian Vases in Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1914), 10, no. 103.

Professor Paul V. C. Baur, Catalogue of the Rebecca Darlington Stoddard Collection of Greek and Italian Vases at Yale University, 1st ed. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1922), 69, no. 102, fig. plate 3.

Adolf Greifenhagen, Eine attische schwarzfigurige Vasengattung und die Darstellung des Komos im VI Jahrhundert (Königsberg: Grafe ung Unzer, 1929), 9, no. 5.

Sir John Davidson Beazley, “Groups of Early Attic Black-figure,” Hesperia 13 (1944): 48, no. 13.

Susan B. Matheson and Jerome Jordan Pollitt, Greek Vases at Yale, 1st ed., exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 22–24, no. 29, ill.

H. A. G. Brijder, Siana Cups 1 and Komast Cups (Amsterdam: Allard Pierson Museum, 1983), 225, no. K 19.

Susan B. Matheson, Greek Vases: A Guide to the Yale Collection, 1st ed. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1988), 11, ill.

Beazley Addenda: Additional References to ABV, ARV2 and Paralipomena, 2nd (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989), 8.

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).

T. J. Smith, Dancing Spaces and Dining Places: Archaic Komasts at the Symposion, eds. G. R. Tsetskhladze, A. J. N. W. Prag, and Anthony Snodgrass (London and New York: Thames and Hudson, 2000), 311–12, fig. 2.

Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery (Darmstadt, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2016), 69, no. 52, pl. 109, fig. 47.

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.