Pottery: black-figured lid. Purple and white accessories. Designs in a frieze with inner border of tongue-pattern, outer of lotus-buds and flowers. (a) Contest of Heracles and Antaios: Heracles to right nude and bearded, stoops forward and seizes Antaios round the waist; the latter, who is also nude and bearded, crouches forward to left with hands extended to retain hold of the earth. Behind Heracles is Iolaos running up, bearded, in a chlamys embroidered with purple and white rosettes, in left hand an uncertain object. Behind Antaios are two bearded figures looking on, with long hair; the first has a chlamys as Iolaos, the second, long chiton and embroidered himation, and spear. (b) Theseus slaying the Minotaur: Theseus to right, beardless, with long hair, short chiton and skin over it, endromides, sheath at side, seizes the Minotaur's head with left hand, and with right plunges sword into his body. The Minotaur retreats to right looking back, left hand raised, holding a stone. Behind Theseus is Ariadne looking on, with long hair, long chiton and embroidered himation; behind her three bearded figures with spears, also looking on; the first has a white chiton and purple himation, the second, embroidered chiton and purple himation, the third, purple chiton and embroidered himation. On the right, looking on, are: a female figure with long hair, long purple chiton, and himation in which her hands are muffled; in front of her a lotus-bud; two bearded figures in embroidered chitons and purple himatia, the first holding a spear; between them, a lotos-bud.
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