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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
1977.56
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Greek, Samian
Period: 
Late Geometric
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

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.

Bibliography: 

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.

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

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

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

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.