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Ancient Art

Gnathian ware bottle

320–300 B.C.

Ceramic (exposed clay varies between very pale brown and pink: Munsell 10YR 7/4 and Munsell 7.5YR 7/4). Gnathia ware. Black glazed with added red, white, and yellow pigments painted over.

6 × 3 1/4 in. (15.3 × 8.3 cm)
D. (lower mouth): 2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm)
D. (foot): 2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm)
Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. William Witman, II, B.A. 1935
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Containers - Ceramics

Ambassador and Mrs. William Witman, II; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1993.


Wendy M. Watson, South Italian Greek Vases: From the collection of George Walter Vincent and Belle Townsley Smith (Springfield, Mass.: G.W. Vincent Smith Art Museum, 1986).

“Acquisitions and Gifts 1993,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1994): 175.

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.