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Theseus, the Minotaur & the sacrificial maidens | Greek vase, Athenian black figure amphora

T34.6 THESEUS & THE MINOTAUROS

Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue Number: Louvre F33
Beazley Archive Number: 310363
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Amphora B
Painter: Attributed to Near Group E
or to Group of London B174
Date: ca 550 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Theseus grasps the bull-headed Minotauros by the head, and slits its throat with his sword. The bird between the hero's legs represents the soul escaping from the dying beast. The pair of combatants are surrounded by the sacrificial youths and maids.

ARTICLESMinotauros

 
 
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