Red-figure Calyx Krater; A: Nike and Poseidon; B: Woman and Old Man Artist: Aegisthus Painter (Greek, Attic, ca. 480–460)

ca. 470 B.C.

Ancient Art

On view, 1st floor, Ancient Art

Terracotta, red-figure


40.1 × 47.9 × 44.9 cm (15 13/16 × 18 7/8 × 17 11/16 in.)
foot: 3.4 × 18.9 cm (1 5/16 × 7 7/16 in.)

Credit Line

James W. Fosburgh, B.A. 1933, and Mary C. Fosburgh Collection Fund and Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund

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Nikolas Koutoulakis (Geneva); Swiss private collection; McAlpine Ancient Art, London, acquired from the above, by 1982; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1985.
  • Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery I (Mainz, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2011), 10–13, no. 9, pl. 14–15, 20.3–4, fig. 9.
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 262, ill.
  • "Acquisitions 1985–1987," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 40, no. 2 (Spring 1988): 60–61.
  • Susan B. Matheson, Greek Vases: A Guide to the Yale Collection, 1st ed. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1988), 26–27, ill.
  • Jerome Jordan Pollitt, "Pots, Politics, and Personifications in Early Classical Athens," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 40, no. 1 (Spring 1987): 8, fig. 1.
  • Susan B. Matheson, "A Red-Figure Krater by the Aegisthus Painter," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 40, no. 1 (Spring 1987): 2–7, fig. 1–3.
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Object/Work type

calyx kraters, mythology

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