K12.17 ARIADNE ABANDONED ON NAXOS
Museum Collection: (not known where), Berlin, Germany
Museum Catalogue Number: F2179
Beazley Archive Number: 202898
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Syleus Painter
Period: Early Classical
Athene commands Theseus to abandon Ariadne on the island of Naxos, and guides him back to his ship. Meanwhile Dionysos discovers the maiden and takes her away to become his immortal wife. Dionysos is here depicted as an older, bearded god wearing a wreath of ivy, Ariadne wears her crown, and Athene has her familiar snake-trimmed aigis-cloak.
NOTEThis is a drawing of the vase rather than a photographic representation.
ARTICLESDionysos, Ariadne, Athene