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Ancient Art

Phiale mesomphalos (libation saucer)

Middle 3rd to early 2nd century B.C.

Ceramic. Black glazed

7 5/16 in. (18.5 cm)
Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard
1913.327
Culture: 
Greek, South Italian, Calenian
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).

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).

Rudolf Pagenstechen, “Calena,” Jahrbuch Des Deutschen Archaeologischen Instituts 27 (1912).

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

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

Rudolf Pagenstechen, Die Calenische Reliefkeramik (Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1909).

Christa Bauchenss-Thüriedl, Erika Simon, and Ingrid Krauskopf, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, 8 vols. (Zurich: Artemis, 1981–97), vol. 4, p. 371, no. 322; vol. 4, p. 383, no. 107a, pl. 217; vol. 8, p. 968, no. 203a.

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.