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Skyphos or kotyle showing dancing dwarfs

ca. 450–400 B.C.

Terracotta, red-figure

6.4 × 13.5 × 8.6 cm (2 1/2 × 5 5/16 × 3 3/8 in.) other (Foot): 0.5 × 4.7 cm(3/16 × 1 7/8 in.)
Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard
1913.160
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Greek, Attic
Period: 
Classical
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Greece; 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), 19, no. 162.

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), 107, pl.13.

Sir John Davidson Beazley, Etruscan Vase Painting, 1st (Cambridge: Oxford University Press, 1947), 200.

Véronique Dasen, “Dwarfs of Athens,” Oxford Journal of Archaeology 9 (1990): 198.

Véronique Dasen, Dwarfs in Ancient Egypt and Greece (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993), 171, 220–21, 234, 236, 292, pl. 54, ill.

Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery I (Mainz, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2011), 47–48, no. 41, pl. 49.2–3, fig. 41.

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.