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Ancient Art

Olpe with Ajax and Achilles Gaming in the Presence of Athena

ca. 500 B.C.

Terracotta, black-figure with added red and white

26 × 14.6 cm (10 1/4 × 5 3/4 in.)
diameter of mouth: 11.1 cm (4 3/8 in.)
diameter of foot: 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)
Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard
Not on view
Greek, Attic
Late 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), 12, no. 109.

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), 73–74, no. 108, fig. plate 3.

Susan Woodford, “Ajax and Achilles Playing a Game on an Olpe in Oxford,” Journal of Hellenic Studies 102 (1982): 182, no. D 16, Appendix 1, no. D16.

Claudie Fournier-Christol, Catalogue des Olpés Attiques du Louvre, de 550 á 480 environ (Paris: E. de Boccard, 1990).

Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery (Darmstadt, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2016), 24–27, no. 16, Pl. 83, fig. 12.

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