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Artist: Hippolytus Painter, Greek, Attic, ca. 380 - 370 B.C.

Red-figure pelike in the Early Kerch Style, showing Herakles in the Garden of the Hesperides

ca. 375 B.C.

Terracotta, red-figure with added white

39.1 × 26.6 × 26.4 cm (15 3/8 × 10 1/2 × 10 3/8 in.)
other (Foot): 19.9 cm(7 13/16 in.)
Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard
1913.138
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Greek, Attic
Period: 
Late Classical
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Dernah in the Cyrenaica (Baur). Ex. coll. Dr. Paul Arndt, Munich; purchased for Yale University by 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), 16, no. 140, 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), 93–94, fig. 26.

Paul Jacobsthal, Ornamente Greichhischer Vasen (Berlin: Frankfurter Verlags-Anstalt, 1927), 202, no. 369.

Karl Schefold, Untersuchungen zu den Kertscher Vasen (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1934), 57, 66, 90, 145, no. 543, ill.

Frank Brommer, “Herakles und die Hesperiden auf Vasenbildern,” Jahrbuch Des Deutschen Archaeologischen Instituts 57 (1942): 118.

Henri Metzger, Les Representations dans la Ceramique Attique du IV Siecle (Paris: E. de Boccard, 1951), 203, no. 20, ill.

Susan B. Matheson and Jerome Jordan Pollitt, Greek Vases at Yale, 1st ed., exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 81–82, no. 65, ill.

Christa Bauchenss-Thüriedl, Erika Simon, and Ingrid Krauskopf, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, 8 vols. (Zurich: Artemis, 1981–97), vol. 5, p. 104-5, no. 2721; vol. 5, p. 399, no. 30, pl. 289.

Susan B. Matheson, Greek Vases: A Guide to the Yale Collection, 1st ed. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1988), 39–40, ill.

Raiiner Vollkommer, Herakles in the Art of Classical Greece (Oxford: Oxford University Committee for Archaeology, 1988), 17, 85, no. 122.

Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery I (Mainz, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2011), 6–7, no. 6, pls. 8–9, 11.5–6, fig. 6.

Susan Woodford, “Herakles’ Attributes and Their Appropriation by Eros,” Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies 109 (1989) (2012): 204, note.

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.