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Ancient Art
Artist: Kleophrades Painter, Greek, Attic, ca. 505–475 B.C.

Sherd from restoration of vertical column and inscription

ca. 490 B.C.

Terracotta, black-figure with added red and white

59.8 × 39.8 cm (23 9/16 × 15 11/16 in.)
Diameter of Mouth: 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.)
Width of Lip: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)
Gift of Frederic W. Stevens, B.A. 1858
Not on view
Greek, Attic
Late Archaic
Containers - Ceramics

Entered the collection as part of the restoration material inserted into Panathenaic prize amphora Yale 1909.12.1 (no. 6). The restoration was done in Rome in 1837; see the entry for Yale 1909.13 (no. 7).


Susan B. Matheson and Jerome Jordan Pollitt, Greek Vases at Yale, 1st ed., exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 41–43, no. 39, ill.

Susan B. Matheson, Greek Vases: A Guide to the Yale Collection, 1st ed. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1988), 20–21, ill.

Beazley Addenda: Additional References to ABV, ARV2 and Paralipomena, 2nd (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989), 105.

Susan B. Matheson, “Panathenaic Amphorae by the Kleophrades Painter,” Greek Vases in the J. Paul Getty Museum 4 (1989): 95–112, ill.

Erika Kunz-Goette, Kleophrades-Maler (Mainz, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1992).

Thomas Mannack, “Beazley Archive Database,” http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/xdb/ASP/browse.asp?tableName=qryData&newwindow=&BrowseSession=1&companyPage=Contacts&newwindowsearchclosefrombrowse= (accessed 1997–2019).

Lisa R. Brody et al., “A Grecian Urn,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2010): 88–90, fig. 1–3.

Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery (Darmstadt, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2016), 12-13, fig. pl. 75.3-4.

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