Ancient Art

White ground lekythos

ca. 440–430 B.C.

Red terracotta, black glaze, white slip and paint

20.2 x 6.2 cm (7 15/16 x 2 7/16 in.) other (Foot): 4.1 cm(1 5/8 in.) other (Mouth): 4 cm(1 9/16 in.)
Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard
1913.149
Culture: 
Greek, Attic
Period: 
Classical
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramic
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Ex. coll. Dr. Paul Arndt, Munich; purchased for Yale University by Rebecca Darlinton 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), 17, no. 151.

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), 100, no. 149, pl. 10 (Reichhold drawing), fig. 31.

Susan B. Matheson, Greek Vases: A Guide to the Yale Collection, 1st ed. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1988), 34–35.

Susan B. Matheson, Noble Simplicity and Silent Greatness: Neoclassical Art 1700–1900, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1991), 6, no. 2.

John H. Oakley, Picturing Death in Classical Athens: The Evidence of the White Lekythoi (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 158, no. 80.

Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery I (Mainz, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2011), 30–31, no. 25, pl. 33.5–8, fig. 26.

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.