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Ancient Art
Artist: Sophilos, Greek, Attic, ca. 580–570 B.C.

Black-figure Loutrophoros

ca. 600–575 B.C.

Terracotta, black-figure (some black gloss misfired), with added white for the flesh of the sphinx and sirens, added red for ring at base of neck, alternate tongues on shoulder, dots on the panther's head and bands on its side and belly, hair and shoulders of wings of sirens, part of wings of bird.

29 × 15.2 cm (11 7/16 × 6 in.)
Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard
Not on view
Greek, Attic
Early Archaic
Containers - Ceramics

Ex collection Paul Arndt, Munich; purchased by Yale University with a gift from Rebecca Darlington Stoddard, 1913


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), 10–11, no. 105.

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), 70–71, fig. 22.

Jack L. Benson, “Some Notes on Corinthian Vase Painters,” American Journal of Archaeology 60 (1956): 226, pl. 73, fig. 30–31.

Susan B. Matheson and Jerome Jordan Pollitt, Greek Vases at Yale, 1st ed., exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 20–21, no. 27, ill.

Glenn E. Markoe and Nancy Serwint, Animal Style on Greek and Etruscan Vases, exh. cat. (Burlington, Vt.: Robert Hull Fleming Museum, 1985), 23, no. 17.

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).

Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery (Darmstadt, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2016), 15–16, no. 9, pl. 76, fig. 6.

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