Olpe with Ajax and Achilles Gaming in the Presence of Athena Artist: Unknown

ca. 500 B.C.

Ancient Art

Not on view


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.)

Credit Line

Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard

Accession Number



Late Archaic


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 records is ongoing.



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

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

Object copyright

Technical metadata and APIs


Open in Mirador

View IIIF manifest

The International Image Interoperability Framework, or IIIF, is an open standard for delivering high-quality, attributed digital objects online at scale. Visit iiif.io to learn more

Linked Art

API response for this object

Linked Art is a Community working together to create a shared Model based on Linked Open Data to describe Art.