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Artist: Athena Painter, Greek, Attic, ca. 500–475 B.C.

Lekythos showing Poseidon Riding a Hippocamp

ca. 500 B.C.

Terracotta, black-figure with added purple-red and white

25.4 × 8.1 cm (10 × 3 3/16 in.) diameter of foot: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.) diameter of mouth: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)
Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard
1913.112
Culture: 
Greek, Attic
Period: 
Late Archaic
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Said to come from Tarentum (Baur); 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. 113.

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), 77-78, pl. 6 (Reichhold drawing).

Susan B. Matheson and Jerome Jordan Pollitt, Greek Vases at Yale, 1st ed., exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 33–37, no. 36, ill.

Christa Bauchenss-Thüriedl, Erika Simon, and Ingrid Krauskopf, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, 8 vols. (Zurich: Artemis, 1981–97), vol. 8, p. 634, no. 4, pl. 391; vol. 7, p. 463, no. 157.

José Doerig, “Xouthous Hippalektryon: La monture fabuleuse d’Okeanos,” Museum Helveticum 40 (1983): 150, fig. 6a.

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

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), 8833.

N Icard-Gianolio, Lexicon iconographicum mythologiae classicae VII, 7 (Zurich: Artemis, 1997), 634–37, pl. 391, fig. 4.

Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery (Darmstadt, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2016), 37-39, no. 24, pl. 90, 97.7, fig. 19.

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.