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Black-figure lekythos

ca. 550–540 B.C.

Terracotta; black-figure

31.3 x 14.8 cm (12 5/16 x 5 13/16 in.) Diameter of mouth: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.) Diameter of foot: 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)
Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard
1913.110
Culture: 
Greek, Attic
Period: 
Archaic
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

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

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), 12, no. 111.

Rhys Carpenter, “Dynamic Symmetry: A Criticism,” American Journal of Archaeology 25, no. 1 (1921): 33, fig. 7.

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.

Dietrich von Bothmer, “Euboean Black-Figure in New York,” MMA Journal (1969): 39-41, no. 1, fig. 25-29.

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.

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.

H. A. Shapiro, “Herakles and Kyknos,” American Journal of Archaeology 88, no. 4 (October 1984): 523-29, pl. 68-9.

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.

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), 32–35, no. 22, Pls. 87, 97.8, fig. 17.

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.