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Ancient Art

Lekythos, Gnathian ware

3rd century B.C.

Terracotta

6 11/16 in. (17 cm)
2 in. (5.1 cm) Height of mouth
3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm) Diameter at widest point
2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm) Diameter of foot
Gift of Mrs. Jasper Brinton, 1930
1930.315
Culture: 
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Period: 
Hellenistic
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Ex collection Mrs. William Beebe. Brought by Isaac Lia from Italy ca. 1850 bearing the government seal.

Bibliography: 

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).

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.