Ancient Art

Griffin Protome

ca. 600 B.C.

Bronze, hollow-cast

14.1 × 6.9 × 3.8 cm (5 9/16 × 2 11/16 × 1 1/2 in.)
Director’s and Rebecca Darlington Stoddard Funds
On view
Greek, Samian
Late Geometric

Sotheby's London, 3 December 1973, lot 161; Robin Symes, acquired from the above, 1973; Summa Galleries, Inc., Beverly Hills, acquired from the above, 1977; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1977.


Matthew M. McCarty, Ancient Bronzes: A Guide to the Yale Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, Spring 2006), 10–11, ill.

Susan B. Matheson, “Ancient Greek Bronzes at Yale,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 47, ill.

“Acquisitions 1977,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 37, no. 1 (Fall 1978): 27, 75.

Ulf Jantzen, Griechische Greifenkessel (Berlin: Mann, 1955).

Sotheby’s, London, London, Catalogue of Egyptian, Western Asiatic, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities, also Isnik and Ilamic Pottery, sale cat. (December 3, 1973), 100, fig. lot 161, pl 60.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 261, ill.

Paul Stephenson, The Serpent Column; A Cultural Biography (New York City: Oxford University Press, 2016), 82–83, fig. 3.5.

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.