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Artist: Painter of Louvre G433 active late 5th century

Red-figure Bell Krater with Prometheus Fire-Lighter

ca. 425–400 B.C.

Terracotta, red-figure with added red and white

36.3 x 41.2 cm (14 5/16 x 16 1/4 in.) other (Mouth): 41 cm(16 1/8 in.) other (Foot): 3.6 x 19.5 cm(1 7/16 x 7 11/16 in.)
Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard
1913.129
Culture: 
Greek, Attic
Period: 
Classical
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Status: 
On view*
Provenance: 

Said to be from the Principe del Drago's excavations at Nazzano (Beazley); Ex. coll. Dr. Paul Arndt, Munich; purchased for Yale University by Rebecca Darlington Stoddard, 1913

Bibliography: 

Wolfgang Helbig, “Scavi di Nazzano,” Bullettino dell Instiituto Archeologico Germanico (1873): 122.

Arianne Dormente, “Arianne dormente e Bacco sopra cratere Etrusco,” Annali Dell Instituto Archeologico Germanico (1878): 101.

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), 15, no. 131, ill.

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), 86, pl. 7, fig. 23.

Sir John Davidson Beazley, “Prometheus Fire-Lighter,” American Journal of Archeology 43 (1939): 626–30.

Sir John Davidson Beazley, Etruscan Vase Painting, 1st (Cambridge: Oxford University Press, 1947), 92, note 2 (giving provenance).

Frank Brommer, Satyrspiele, exh. cat. (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1959), 83, no. 190, ill.

Adolf Greifenhagen, “Ein Satyrspiele des Aischylos?,” Winckelmannsprogramm der Archa¨ologischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin 118 (1963).

Susan B. Matheson and Jerome Jordan Pollitt, Greek Vases at Yale, 1st ed., exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 76–78, no. 62, ill.

Christa Bauchenss-Thüriedl, Erika Simon, and Ingrid Krauskopf, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, 8 vols. (Zurich: Artemis, 1981–97), vol. 7, p. 535, no. 15.

Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery I (Mainz, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2011), 14–16, no. 11, pls. 17, 18.2, 20.7–8, fig. 11.

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.