F45.1 THESEUS & THE MINOTAUR
|Museum Collection||National Archaeological Museum of Naples|
|Catalogue No.||Naples 9043|
|Type||Fresco, Imperial Roman V Style|
|Context||Pompeii, House of M. Gavinus Rufus|
Theseus emerges triumphant from the labyrinth. The hero has a red cloak draped over his arm and a club in his hand. The sacrificial Athenian youths and maidens embrace his arms and feet. On the left, the bull-headed Minotaur lies dead beside the entrance to the labyrinth.