Pottery: black-figured neck-amphora. (a) Theseus slaying the Minotaur: Theseus to right, beardless, with hair bound up with fillet, short embroidered chiton, lion's skin, sheath at side, is plunging his sword into the breast of the Minotaur, seizing his horn with left hand. The Minotaur kneels to right looking to left; he has a bull's head and human body, and his right hand grasps Theseus' right arm, while his left holds a stone; a stream of blood flows from the wound. On the left is Ariadne (?) - or perhaps an Athenian maiden, to balance the youth on the other side - to right, with long tresses, fillet, long embroidered chiton and himation, in her right hand a sceptre ending in a lotus-flower. On the right is an Athenian youth (?) to left, in long chiton and himation, in right hand a sceptre. (b) Departure of a warrior: In the centre is a warrior to left, with visored helmet, chlamys, greaves, two spears, and shield with device of an okladias. Facing him is an archer, bearded, with Phrygian cap, cuirass, short chiton, quiver and sword at left side, left hand raised as if conversing. Behind the warrior is an archer to left, bearded, with high-peaked cap, close jerkin, sword and quiver at left side, looking back at an old man who stands to left; he is bald in front, with white hair and beard, long chiton and embroidered himation, in right hand a staff (as on obverse).
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