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

T34.9 THESEUS & THE MINOTAUROS

Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number: Boston 60.1
Beazley Archive Number: TBA
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Amphora
Painter: Attributed to the Nikosthenes Painter
Date: ca 540 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Side A: Theseus grasps the bull-headed Minotauros by the horn as he drives his sword through its breast. The two combatants are surrounded by the sacrificial Athenian youths and maids.
Side B: The Dioskouroi riding into Olympos (not shown)

ARTICLESMinotauros

 
 
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