N13.4 THESEUS & ARIADNE
|Museum Collection||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Catalogue No.||Boston 00.349a|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Apulian Red Figure|
|Painter||Name vase of Ariadne Painter|
|Date||ca 400 - 390 B.C.|
The goddess Athena commands Theseus abandon Ariadne on the island of Naxos. The hero strides towards the ribbon-bedecked prow of his ship. Ariadne slumbers as the winged god Hypnos (Sleep) drips the waters of the Lethe upon her brow. Athena sits holding a spear.