Red-figure Bell Krater with Prometheus Fire-Lighter Artist: Painter of Louvre G433 (active late 5th century BCE)

ca. 425–400 B.C.

Ancient Art

On view, 1st floor, Ancient Art

Terracotta, red-figure with added red and white


14 5/16 × 16 1/4 in. (36.3 × 41.2 cm)
Mouth: 16 1/8 in. (41 cm)
Foot: 1 7/16 × 7 11/16 in. (3.6 × 19.5 cm)

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Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard

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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
  • 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
  • Christa Bauchenss-Thüriedl, Erika Simon, and Ingrid Krauskopf, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, 8 vols. (Zurich: Artemis, 1981–97), vol. 7, p. 535, no. 15
  • Adolf Greifenhagen, "Ein Satyrspiele des Aischylos?," Winckelmannsprogramm der Archa¨ologischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin 118 (1963),
  • Frank Brommer, Satyrspiele, exh. cat. (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co., 1959), 83, no. 190, ill
  • Sir John Davidson Beazley, Etruscan Vase Painting, 1st (Cambridge: Oxford University Press, 1947), 92, note 2 (giving provenance)
  • Sir John Davidson Beazley, "Prometheus Fire-Lighter," American Journal of Archaeology 43 (1939), 626–30
  • 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
  • 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
  • Arianne Dormente, "Arianne dormente e Bacco sopra cratere Etrusco," Annali Dell Instituto Archeologico Germanico (1878), 101
  • Wolfgang Helbig, "Scavi di Nazzano," Bullettino dell Instiituto Archeologico Germanico (1873), 122
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