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Theseus, the Minotaur, & sacrificial youths & maidens | Greek vase, Athenian black figure amphora
"Theseus shed the blood of the halfbull man whose den was the earthdug labyrinth." - Nonnus, Dionysiaca 47.434

T34.14 THESEUS & THE MINOTAUROS

Museum Collection: The J Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, USA
Catalogue Number: Malibu 85.AE.376
Beazley Archive Number: 350440
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Amphora Neck
Painter: Attributed to Group E
Date: ca 550 BC
Period: High Archaic

SUMMARY

Theseus grasps the bull-headed Minotauros by the neck as he slits its throat with his sword. The pair are surrounded by the sacrificial Athenian youths and maids.

ARTICLES Minotauros

 
 
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