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amphora

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1920,0315.2

  • Description

    Pottery: black-figured amphora with palmette and lotus patterns above designs.
    Side A: Theseus slaying the Minotaur; he plunges his sword into the neck of the monster, who is face to front, fallen on right knee, with stone in each hand. On either side, a woman wrapped in mantle; in field, imitation inscriptions.
    Side B: Similar; Theseus plunges a sword into neck of Minotaur, who has fallen backward to left; on either side, draped woman with spear; imitation inscriptions.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 540BC (circa)
  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 37.5 centimetres
    • Width: 26 centimetres
    • Weight: 2.29 kilograms
  • Bibliography

    • CVA British Museum 3 III H e Pl. 35, 3 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2010 7 Jun-5 Sept, Museo de Ballas Artes de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain.
    2011 June-October Ulsan Museum, Ulsan, South Korea, 'Fantastic Creatures'.
    2012, January-April, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 'Fantastic Creatures'

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1920

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1920,0315.2

Pottery: black-figured amphora with palmette and lotus patterns above designs.  Side A: Theseus slaying the Minotaur; he plunges his sword into the neck of the monster, who is face to front, fallen on right knee, with stone in each hand. On either side, a woman wrapped in mantle; in field, imitation inscriptions.  Side B: Similar; Theseus plunges a sword into neck of Minotaur, who has fallen backward to left; on either side, draped woman with spear; imitation inscriptions.

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Pottery: black-figured amphora with palmette and lotus patterns above designs. Side A: Theseus slaying the Minotaur; he plunges his sword into the neck of the monster, who is face to front, fallen on right knee, with stone in each hand. On either side, a woman wrapped in mantle; in field, imitation inscriptions. Side B: Similar; Theseus plunges a sword into neck of Minotaur, who has fallen backward to left; on either side, draped woman with spear; imitation inscriptions.

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