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Theseus, the Sacrificial Youths, & Slain Minotaur | Roman fresco Pompeii

F45.1 THESEUS & THE MINOTAUROS

Museum Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples, Italy
Catalogue Number: Naples 9043
Type: Fresco, Imperial Roman V Style
Context: Pompeii, House of M. Gavinus Rufus
Date: C1st AD
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

The sacrificial youths and maids offer their thanks to Theseus as he emerges victorious from the labyrinth. The bull-headed Minotauros lies dead by the gate.

ARTICLESMinotauros

 
 
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