White-Ground black-figure Lekythos with unharnessing scene Artist, attributed to: Beldam Painter (Greek, Attic, active ca. 500–ca. 450 B.C.)


Terracotta, black-figure on white ground


11 15/16 × 3 7/8 in. (30.3 × 9.8 cm)

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Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore

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Early Classical


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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.
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Thomas Mannack, Haspels Addenda (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), 69
  • 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, "Beazley Archive Database," http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/xdb/ASP/browse.asp?tableName=qryData&newwindow=&BrowseSession=1&companyPage=Contacts&newwindowsearchclosefrombrowse= (accessed 1997–2019),
  • Beazley Addenda: Additional References to ABV, ARV2 and Paralipomena, 2nd (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989), 139
  • John Boardman, Athenian Black Figure Vases: A Handbook (New York: Oxford University Press, 1974), 149–50, fig. 277–80
  • 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
  • Ernst Pfuhl, Malerei und Zeichnungen der Griechen (Munich: München F. Bruckmann, 1923), 353, fig. 279
  • Paul Hartwig, Die griechischen Meisterschalen (Stuttgart, Germany: Spemann, 1893), 110, fig. 16 (drawing)
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