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neck-amphora

Pottery: black-figure neck-amphora. Rough style. On the neck, double honeysuckle pattern, very coarse. Designs black on red panels; accessories of purple.   (a)  Theseus slaying the Minotaur: Theseus stands to right, beardless, with hair looped up under a fillet, cuirass, short purple chiton, and sword; with right hand he seizes the horn of the Minotaur, holding him round the neck with left arm. The Minotaur has a bull's head and tail, and holds up a stone in left hand; blood flows from his left arm. On each side are a female figure and nude beardless male figure as spectators. The female figures have long hair with fillets, and long chitons with purple spots; the one on the left also wears a himation; the youths have fillets and spears.  (b) Athletes: Two nude youths to right, the front one looking back; they have fillets, and left hands raised, and the second one has a spear. On either side is a paidotribes (trainer) (?), beardless, with fillet, wrapped in a himation, holding wand.

Pottery: black-figure neck-amphora. Rough style. On the neck, double honeysuckle pattern, very coarse. Designs black on red panels; accessories of purple. (a) Theseus slaying the Minotaur: Theseus stands to right, beardless, with hair looped up under a fillet, cuirass, short purple chiton, and sword; with right hand he seizes the horn of the Minotaur, holding him round the neck with left arm. The Minotaur has a bull's head and tail, and holds up a stone in left hand; blood flows from his left arm. On each side are a female figure and nude beardless male figure as spectators. The female figures have long hair with fillets, and long chitons with purple spots; the one on the left also wears a himation; the youths have fillets and spears. (b) Athletes: Two nude youths to right, the front one looking back; they have fillets, and left hands raised, and the second one has a spear. On either side is a paidotribes (trainer) (?), beardless, with fillet, wrapped in a himation, holding wand.

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