Drinking cup (kylix) depicting Theseus killing the Minotaur
Late Classical Period
late fifth century B.C.
the Painter of the Florence Pursuit
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Diameter: 20.4 cm (8 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure technique
Not On View
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.
By 1968: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 12, 1968
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund