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Theseus abandoning Ariadne, with Hermes & Hypnus | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kylix

N13.5 ARIADNE ABANDONED BY THESEUS ON NAXOS

Museum Collection: Tarquinia Museo Nazionale, Tarquinia, Italy
Catalogue Number: Tarquinia RC5291
Beazley Archive Number: 204395
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Klyix
Painter: Attributed to the Near Brygos Painter or attributed to the Foundry Painter
Date: ca 490 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Side A: Hermes instructs Theseus to abandon Ariadne on the island of Naxos. The maiden slumbers with a winged Hypnos (sleep personified) flying over her head. The growing grape-vine indicates the arrival of the god Dionysos.
Side B: Menelaos pursues Helene with a sword (not shown)

ARTICLESAriadne, Athene, Hypnos

 
 
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