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lekythos

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1836,0224.113

  • Description

    Pottery: black-figured lekythos. Restored (white repainted). Design black on white ground, with purple accessories. On the shoulder, palmettes on red ground.
    Theseus slaying the Minotaur: Theseus to right beardless, with long hair, fillet, cuirass, short chiton, sheath at side, and drawn sword in right hand, with left hand seizes the horn of the Minotaur, who has a bull's head and tail, and crouches down to right with left leg doubled under him, and face turned to left. The Minotaur has a stone in either hand, and blood flows from a wound on the right side of his neck. On either side is an Athenian maiden looking on, with long hair and long embroidered chiton; the one on the left has a himation and left hand raised; the other has a diploidion over her chiton and right hand raised. In the field above is a garment suspended.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 500BC-480BC
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 31.1 centimetres (about)
  • Curator's comments

    BM Cat. Vases

    Wulff, Theseussage. p. 32.

  • Bibliography

    • Old Catalogue 615 bibliographic details
    • Vase B642 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Theseus kills the Minotaur
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1836

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1836,0224.113

Pottery: black-figured lekythos.  Restored (white repainted). Design black on white ground, with purple accessories. On the shoulder, palmettes on red ground.  Theseus slaying the Minotaur: Theseus to right beardless, with long hair, fillet, cuirass, shor

Pottery: black-figured lekythos. Restored (white repainted). Design black on white ground, with purple accessories. On the shoulder, palmettes on red ground. Theseus slaying the Minotaur: Theseus to right beardless, with long hair, fillet, cuirass, shor

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