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Artist: FC Painter (P. Heesen)

Black-Figure “Eye Cup”

ca. 530–520 B.C.

Clay with white paint applied over black paint; black-figure

11.7 x 38.5 x 30.9 cm (4 5/8 x 15 3/16 x 12 3/16 in.) height to handle: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.) diameter of foot: 12.9 cm (5 1/16 in.)
Yale University Art Gallery
1967.74.16
Culture: 
Greek, Attic
Period: 
Late Archaic
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Probably ex collection J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913); ex collection Frederic W. Stevens (1839-1928); at Yale prior to 1967.

Bibliography: 

D. W. Sheldon, Artistic Houses: Being a series of Interior Views of a Number of the Most Beautiful and Celebrated Homes in the United States, with a Description of the Art Treasures Contained Therein, 67 ed., printed for L. M. Bates, New York, 2 vols. (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1883–84), 101, vol. I, part 2, pl. 10, ill.

Dietrich von Bothmer, Amazons in Greek Art (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957), 71, no. 19, pl. LI, 3.

Susan B. Matheson and Jerome Jordan Pollitt, Greek Vases at Yale, 1st ed., exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 31–32, no. 34, ill.

Arnold Lewis, Steven McQuillin, and J. Turner, The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age: All 203 Photographs from “Artistic Houses” (New York: Dover Publications, 1987), 48–9, fig. 22.

Pieter Heesen, The J. L. Theodor Collection of Attic Black-Figure Vases, 10 (Amsterdam: Allard Pierson Museum, 1996), 189, 191.

Thomas Mannack, “Beazley Archive Database,” http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/xdb/ASP/browse.asp?tableName=qryData&newwindow=&BrowseSession=1&companyPage=Contacts&newwindowsearchclosefrombrowse= (accessed 1997–2019).

Susan B. Matheson, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Yale University Art Gallery (Darmstadt, Germany: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2016), 75, no. 58, pl. 115.4-117, fig. 53.

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.