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Theseus & the death of the Minotaur | Greek vase, Athenian black figure amphora

T34.17 THESEUS & THE MINOTAUROS

Museum Collection: The J Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, USA
Catalogue Number: Malibu 86.AE.60
Beazley Archive Number: 10143
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Amphora A
Painter: Attributed to Compare to Group E or to Perhaps Lydos
Date: ca 550 - 540 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Theseus grasps the bull-headed Minotauros by the arm as he drives his sword through its neck. The bird by the creature's chest represents its escaping soul. The pair are surrounded by the sacrificial youths and maids.

ARTICLES

Minotauros

 
 
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