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Theseus abandons Ariadne on Naxos | Greek vase, Apulian red figure stamnos

N13.4 ARIADNE ABANDONED BY THESEUS

Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number: Boston 00.349a
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red Figure
Shape: Stamnos
Painter: Name vase Ariadne Painter
Date: ca 400 - 390 BC
Period: Late classical

SUMMARY

Athene commands Theseus to abandon Ariadne on Naxos, heading towards the ribbon-bedecked prow of his ship. The maiden slumbers as the winged god Hypnos (Sleep) drips Lethean water on her head.

ARTICLESAriadne, Athene, Hypnos

 
 
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