Ancient Art

Lekythos

Late 4th century B.C.

Ceramic. Gnathia ware. Black glaze with added white and yellow pigment over.

Height: 15 cm., 5 7/8 in. Widest diameter of body: 7.3 cm., 2 7/8 in. Diameter of mouth: 4.4 cm., 1 11/16 in. Diameter of foot, 4.6 cm., 1 13/16 in.
Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard
1913.294
Culture: 
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Period: 
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramic
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Ex collection Dr. Paul Arndt, Munich.

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), 31, no. 299.

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), 177, no. 294.

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

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.

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

Wendy M. Watson, South Italian Greek Vases: From the collection of George Walter Vincent and Belle Townsley Smith (Springfield, Mass.: G.W. Vincent Smith Art Museum, 1986), 114–115, no. 63.

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

J. M. Padgett et al., Vase Painting in Italy: Red-Figure and Related Works in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1993), 202–203, no. 126.

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.