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Artist: Kleophrades Painter, Greek, Attic, ca. 505–475 B.C.

Panathenaic Prize Amphora: A: Athena, B: Chariot Race

ca. 490 B.C.

Terracotta, black-figure with added red and white

59.8 × 39.8 cm (23 9/16 × 15 11/16 in.)
Diameter of Mouth: 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.)
Width of Lip: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)
Gift of Frederic W. Stevens, B.A. 1858
1909.12.1
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Greek, Attic
Period: 
Late Archaic
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Italy, probably Etruria; in Rome in 1837 (based on the restoration history of Yale 1909.13, which is a mate to this vase); probably ex collection J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913); ex collection Frederic W. Stevens (1839-1928)

Bibliography: 

D. W. Sheldon, Artistic Houses: Being a series of Interior Views of a Number of the Most Beautiful and Celebrated Homes in the United States, with a Description of the Art Treasures Contained Therein, 67 ed., printed for L. M. Bates, New York, 2 vols. (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1883–84), 101, ill.

Sir John Davidson Beazley, Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters, 1st (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956), 404, no. 4.

Susan B. Matheson and Jerome Jordan Pollitt, Greek Vases at Yale, 1st ed., exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 41–43, no. 39, ill.

Arnold Lewis, Steven McQuillin, and J. Turner, The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age: All 203 Photographs from “Artistic Houses” (New York: Dover Publications, 1987), 48–49, fig. 22.

Susan B. Matheson, Greek Vases: A Guide to the Yale Collection, 1st ed. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1988), 20–21, ill.

Beazley Addenda: Additional References to ABV, ARV2 and Paralipomena, 2nd (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989), 105.

Susan B. Matheson, “Panathenaic Amphorae by the Kleophrades Painter,” Greek Vases in the J. Paul Getty Museum 4 (1989): 95–112, fig. 5.

Erika Kunz-Goette, Kleophrades-Maler (Mainz, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1992).

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).

Martin Bentz and Norbert Eschbach, Panathenaïka: Symposion zu den Panathenäischen Preisamphoren (Mainz: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2001), 66, note 13.

Lisa R. Brody et al., “A Grecian Urn,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2010): 88–90, fig. 1–3.

Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery (Darmstadt, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2016), 10–12, no. 6, pls. 71–72, 75.1–.2, fig. 4.

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.