T34.6 THESEUS & THE MINOTAUR
|Museum Collection||Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|Catalogue No.||Louvre F33|
|Beazley Archive No.||310363|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to Near Group E or to Group of London B174|
|Date||ca 550 B.C.|
Theseus grasps the bull-headed Minotaur by the neck as he slits its throat with his sword. The bird between the hero's legs probably represents the escaping soul of the dying beast. The pair of combatants are surrounded by the sacrificial youths and maidens.