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Artist: Edinburgh Painter, Greek, Attic, ca. 500-480 B.C.

Black-figure lekythos showing Apollo mounting a chariot drawn by lions, a wolf, and a boar

ca. 500–490 B.C.

Terracotta, black-figure with added red and white

32.3 x 13.2 cm (12 11/16 x 5 3/16 in.) Diameter of Mouth: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.) Diameter of Foot: 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)
Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard
1913.111
Culture: 
Greek, Attic
Period: 
Classical
Classification: 
Containers - Metal
Status: 
On view*
Provenance: 

Italy, Taranto (Beazley Archive Pottery Database); Said to have come from Tarento (Baur); ex collection Dr. Paul Arndt, Munich; purchased by Yale University with a gift from Rebecca Darlington Stoddard, 1913

Bibliography: 

Paul Hartwig, “Il carro di Admeto: Una rara pittura vascolare,” Ausonia 7 (1912): 107-108, pl.1.

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. 112.

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), 76-77, no. 111, fig. 19.

Henry B. Stoddard, “Special Windsor Style Found,” American Collector 1 (April 19, 1934).

Konrad Schauenburg, “Zu Darstellungen aus der Sage des Admet und des Kadmos,” Gymnasium 64 (1957): 211, no. 3, pls. 3, 5.

John Boardman, Athenian Black Figure Vases: A Handbook (New York: Oxford University Press, 1974), 147, fig. 240.

Susan B. Matheson and Jerome Jordan Pollitt, Greek Vases at Yale, 1st ed., exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 32-33, no. 35, ill.

Christa Bauchenss-Thüriedl, Erika Simon, and Ingrid Krauskopf, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, 8 vols. (Zurich: Artemis, 1981–97), vol. 1, p. 220-21, no. 15, pl. 159; vol. 2, p. 288, no. 853; vol. 2, p. 717, no. 1235; vol. 5, p. 321-22, no. 402.

Susan B. Matheson, Greek Vases: A Guide to the Yale Collection, 1st ed. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1988), 18-19, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 261, ill.

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), fig. 34.

Thomas Mannack, Haspels Addenda (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), 29.

Timothy J. McNiven, Françoise Frontisi-Ducroix, and François Lissarrague, An Archaeology of Representations: Ancient Greek Vase-Painting and Contemporary Methodologies, ed. Dimitrios Yatromanolakis (Athens: Institut du Livre, 2009), 91-92.

Eleni Hatzivassiliou, Athenian Black Figure Iconography between 510 and 475 B.C. (Rahden, Germany: Verlag Marie Leidorf, 2010), 37, 59-60, 147, no. 550, fig. 550.

Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery (Darmstadt, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2016), 35-37, no. 23, pl. 88-89, 97.6, fig. 18.

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.