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T34.9 THESEUS & THE MINOTAUR

Theseus & Minotaur | Attic black figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalogue No. Boston 60.1
Beazley Archive No. -
Ware Attic Black Figure
Shape Amphora
Painter Attributed to the Nikosthenes Painter
Date ca 540 B.C.
Period Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Side A: Theseus grabs the bull-headed Minotaur by the horn as he drives a sword into its breast. The combatants are flanked by the sacrificial Athenian youths and maidens.
Side B: The Dioscuri riding into Olympus (not shown).

ARTICLES

Minotaur