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Ancient Art
Artist, attributed to: Darius Painter, Italian, Apulian, active ca. 340–30 B.C.

Fragment of a Krater with Poseidon

ca. 330 B.C.

Terracotta, red-figure, with added white and yellow pigments on trident, laurel wreath, and butt of spear or scepter

8 × 8.3 cm (3 1/8 × 3 1/4 in.)
Gift of Emily T. and Cornelius C. Vermeule III
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Late Classical
Containers - Ceramics

Hartwig collection; Catherine Comstock Vermeule; Jacob Hirsch; Emily T. and Cornelius C. Vermeule III, acquired from the above, 1947; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1998.


Arthur Dale Trendall, Red Figure Vases of South Italy and Sicily (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1989), 83–92.

J. M. Padgett et al., Vase Painting in Italy: Red-Figure and Related Works in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1993), 122–23, no. 45.

“Acquisitions, 1998,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1999): 197.

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.