Gnathian ware bottle Artist: UnknownGreek


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)

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Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. William Witman II, B.A. 1935

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Ambassador William Witman, II (1914–1978) and Melpomene Fafalios Witman (1919–2006), Washington D.C.; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1993
  • "Acquisitions and Gifts 1993," in "An Obsession with Fortune: Tyche in Greek and Roman Art," special issue, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1994), 175
  • 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),
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