Drinking cup (kylix) depicting Theseus killing the Minotaur

Greek
Late Classical Period
late fifth century B.C.
the Painter of the Florence Pursuit


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.4 cm (8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

68.291

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure technique

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Tondo: Theseus forces the Minotaur to his knees, grasping him by one horn ready to thrust in the dagger. Border of meanders and saltires.
Exterior: on both sides, a seated deity (?) between two standing attendants. Elaborate palmettes enclose the handles. Fragmentary.

Provenance

By 1968: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 12, 1968

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund