Ancient Art

Red-figure squat lekythos

ca. 350 B.C.

Ceramic. Red-figure.

3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Gift of Stanley D. Josephson
Greek, South Italian, Campanian
Early Hellenistic
Containers - Ceramics

Estate of a Yale Professor; Joseph Parry Auction, 1963; Stanley D. Josephson, acquired from the above, 1963; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1977.


Margaret Ellen Mayo and Kenneth Hamma, The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia (Richmond, Va.: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1982), 197–224 (comp. cit.), 247 (comp.cit.), no. 116.

Sir John Davidson Beazley, Etruscan Vase Painting, 1st (Cambridge: Oxford University Press, 1947), 123–28, pl.33, no. 5, pl.29.

Arthur Dale Trendall and Alexander Cambitoglou, First Supplement to the Red-Figured Vases of Apulia (London: Oxford University Press, 1983), 22 (comp.cit.), pl. 2.5 no. 95b, pl. 23.8.

“Acquisitions 1977,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 37, no. 1 (Fall 1978): 75.

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

Sir John Davidson Beazley, “Charions,” Journal of Hellenic Studies 49 (1929): 38–78, for other head vases.

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