Black-figure lekythos Artist: Unknown

ca. 550–540 B.C.

Ancient Art

On view, 1st floor, Ancient Art


Terracotta; black-figure


31.3 × 14.8 cm (12 5/16 × 5 13/16 in.)
Diameter of mouth: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)
Diameter of foot: 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)

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Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard

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Sambon-Canessa sale, collection Dr. B and M. C., Paris, Hotel drouot, May 1910, lot 143; 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), 32–35, no. 22, Pls. 87, 97.8, fig. 17.
  • Thomas Mannack, "Beazley Archive Database," (accessed 1997–2019).
  • Jaimee Pugliese Uhlenbrock, Herakles: Passage of a Hero through 1,000 Years of Classical Art, exh. cat. (New Rochelle, N.Y.: Bard College, 1986), 101, no. 1.
  • H. A. Shapiro, "Herakles and Kyknos," American Journal of Archaeology 88, no. 4 (October 1984): 523-29, pl. 68-9.
  • Christa Bauchenss-Thüriedl, Erika Simon, and Ingrid Krauskopf, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, 8 vols. (Zurich: Artemis, 1981–97), vol. 7, p. 973, no. 27, pl. 691.
  • Susan B. Matheson and Jerome Jordan Pollitt, Greek Vases at Yale, 1st ed., exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 26–28, no. 31, ill.
  • Dietrich von Bothmer, "Euboean Black-Figure in New York," MMA Journal (1969): 39-41, no. 1, fig. 25-29.
  • 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), 75, no. 110, fig. 18.
  • Rhys Carpenter, "Dynamic Symmetry: A Criticism," American Journal of Archaeology 25, no. 1 (1921): 33, fig. 7.
  • 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. 111.

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