Ancient Art
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Artist: Little-Lion Class

Lekythos with Herakles Fighting an Amazon

500 B.C.

Terracotta with black slip and opaque red and white; Six's Technique

14.1 x 6.5 cm (5 9/16 x 2 9/16 in.) diameter of mouth: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.) diameter of foot: 3.85 cm (1 1/2 in.)
Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard
1913.128
Culture: 
Greek, Attic
Period: 
Archaic
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramic
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

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), 14–15, fig. 129.

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), 85–86, no. 128, pl. II, fig. 20.

Dietrich von Bothmer, Amazons in Greek Art (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957), 4, fig. 62.

J. B. Grossman, Greek Vases in the J. Paul Getty Museum, 5 (Malibu, Calif.: Getty Publications, 1991), 23, no. 5, Occasional Papers on Antiquities 7, fig. 73.

Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery (Darmstadt, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2016), 49-51, no. 38, pl. 97.10, 98, fig. 33.

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.