Ancient Art

Squat Lekythos

ca. 320–300 B.C.

Ceramic. Gnathia ware; added red, white, and yellow pigments over black glaze

21.7 × 12.8 cm (8 9/16 × 5 1/16 in.)
diameter of foot: 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)
Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard
1913.282
Culture: 
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Period: 
Hellenistic
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Ex collection Dr. Paul Arndt. From Lecce.

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), 174–172, no. 282.

Susan B. Matheson and Jerome Jordan Pollitt, Greek Vases at Yale, 1st ed., exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 88, 90, no. 72, ill.

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

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. 287.

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

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

Margaret Ellen Mayo and Kenneth Hamma, The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia (Richmond, Va.: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1982), 268–69, no. 127.

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.

Henry Beauchamp Walters, History of Ancient Pottery: Greek, Etruscan, and Roman (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1905), 179.

Maxwell George Kanowski, Containers of Classical Greece: A Handbook of Shapes (St. Lucia, Australia: University of Queensland Press, 1984), 108–11.

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.