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Ancient Art
Artist: Painter of the Vatican G 49

Black-figure Olpe, type 5, showing an Amazon and her dog

ca. 500 B.C.

Terracotta, black-figure

diameter of foot: 8.1 cm (3 3/16 in.)
diameter of mouth: 9.1 cm (3 9/16 in.)
23.8 × 11.2 cm (9 3/8 × 4 7/16 in.)
Gift of Ruth Elizabeth White
1988.80.15
Culture: 
Greek, Attic
Period: 
Late Archaic
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Ars Antiqua, Lucerne; Royal Athena Gallery, New York; Parke Bernet, New York 30 April 1964, lot 271; Ruth Elizabeth White; acquired from the above, 1964; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1988.

Bibliography: 

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, Selections from the Stock of Royal Athena Galleries, sale cat. (April 29-30, 1964), lot 271.

Dietrich von Bothmer, Amazons in Greek Art (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957), 227, no. 46.

“Acquisitions 1988,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (Spring 1989): 116.

Mimi Gardner Gates, “Director’s Report 1988,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (Spring 1989): 116.

Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery (Darmstadt, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2016), 23–4, no. 15, Pl. 82, fig. 11.

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.