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Pottery: black-figured neck-amphora.
(a) Theseus slaying the Minotaur: Theseus to right, beardless with hair looped up under a fillet, curls in front of the ear, cuirass, short chiton, sheath at side, is about to plunge his sword into the Minotaur, whose left horn he has seized. The latter has a bull's head and tail, and kneels to right, looking back, right hand extended, in left a stone, which he is about to hurl. On the right is Ariadne - or an Athenian maiden - to left, with long hair, fillet, long striped chiton, extending her arms as if in approbation, and on the left is an Athenian youth to right, nude, wearing a fillet, with left hand extended.
(b) Departure of a warrior: A quadriga seen from the front, in which are the charioteer, in a long white chiton, with goad, and the warrior with lofty visored helmet and two spears. At the horses' heads is a female figure to left, with long tresses, fillet, and long striped chiton with looped-up sleeves.
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Height: 36.83 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
De Witte, Descr. No. 112; Wulff, Theseussage, p. 30.
For the whole vase, cf. a black-figured amphora in the Museum of Geology; see also Overbeck, Her. Bildw. p. 104.
- Not on display
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- Greek and Roman
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