Ancient Art

Miniature Lebes Gamikos

ca. 320–300 B.C.

Terracotta

without handles: 10.8 × 10.5 cm (4 1/4 × 4 1/8 in.)
diameter of mouth: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.)
diameter of foot: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.)
height of neck: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)
Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard
1913.272
Culture: 
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Period: 
Hellenistic
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Ex collection Dr. Paul Arndt

Bibliography: 

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), 167–168, no. 272.

Susan B. Matheson and Jerome Jordan Pollitt, Greek Vases at Yale, 1st ed., exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 89–90, no. 71, ill.

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), 30, no. 277.

Maxwell George Kanowski, Containers of Classical Greece: A Handbook of Shapes (St. Lucia, Australia: University of Queensland Press, 1984), 86–88.

T. B.L. Webster, “Towards a Classification of Apulian Gnathian,” Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies at the University of London 15 (1968): 1–33.

Arthur Dale Trendall, Red Figure Vases of South Italy and Sicily (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1989).

Margaret Ellen Mayo and Kenneth Hamma, The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia (Richmond, Va.: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1982), 251–79.

J. R. Green, “Some Painters of Gnathia Vases,” Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of London 15 (1968): 34–50.

J. R. Green, “More Gnathia Pottery in Bonn,” Archaologischer Anzeiger (1977): 551–63.

T. B.L. Webster, “Masks on Gnathia Vases,” Journal of Hellenic Studies 71 (1951): 222–32, fig. 4.

Arthur Dale Trendall and Alexander Cambitoglou, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978), 415, 426.

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.