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Ancient Art
Artist, attributed to: Beldam Painter, Greek, Attic, active ca. 500–ca. 450 B.C.

White-Ground black-figure Lekythos with unharnessing scene

ca. 500 B.C.

Terracotta, black-figure on white ground

30.3 × 9.8 cm (11 15/16 × 3 7/8 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
Greek, Attic
Early Classical
Containers - Ceramics

From Greece; formerly in the Polytechneion, Athens, inv. no. 3536; presented to Mrs. William H. Moore by the Greek Government in 1934 in thanks for her funding of the building of the Archaeological Museum in Corinth; bequest by Mrs. Moore to Yale in 1955.


Paul Hartwig, Die griechischen Meisterschalen (Stuttgart, Germany: Spemann, 1893), 110, fig. 16 (drawing).

Ernst Pfuhl, Malerei und Zeichnungen der Griechen (Munich: München F. Bruckmann, 1923), 353, fig. 279.

Lacey Davis Caskey and Sir John Davidson Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (London: Oxford University Press, 1931), 22, no. 2.

John Boardman, Athenian Black Figure Vases: A Handbook (New York: Oxford University Press, 1974), 149–50, fig. 277–80.

Susan B. Matheson and Jerome Jordan Pollitt, Greek Vases at Yale, 1st ed., exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 37–39, no. 37, ill.

Beazley Addenda: Additional References to ABV, ARV2 and Paralipomena, 2nd (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989), 139.

Thomas Mannack, “Beazley Archive Database,” http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/xdb/ASP/browse.asp?tableName=qryData&newwindow=&BrowseSession=1&companyPage=Contacts&newwindowsearchclosefrombrowse= (accessed 1997–2019).

David Ake Sensabaugh and Susan B. Matheson, “Ada Small Moore: Collector and Patron,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2002): 40–42, fig. 9.

Thomas Mannack, Haspels Addenda (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), 69.

Eleni Hatzivassiliou, Athenian Black Figure Iconography between 510 and 475 B.C. (Rahden, Germany: Verlag Marie Leidorf, 2010), 84, 150, no. 603, fig. 17.4 (drawing).

Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery (Darmstadt, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2016), 39-40, no. 25, pl. 91, 97.9, fig. 20.

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.