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N13.4 THESEUS & ARIADNE

Theseus & Ariadne | Apulian red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalogue No. Boston 00.349a
Beazley Archive No. N/A
Ware Apulian Red Figure
Shape Stamnos
Painter Name vase of Ariadne Painter
Date ca 400 - 390 B.C.
Period Late classical

DESCRIPTION

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.

ARTICLES

Ariadne, Hypnos, Athena