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Side A: Theseus killing the Minotaur. Theseus holds the Minotaur by the horn with his left hand and drives his sword into his rib cage with the right. The Minotaur sinks on his right knee, holding a stone in his upraised left hand. Behind Theseus stands a youth holding a spear. Behind the...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; January 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 4,000.00

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 540 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 07-08.

Dimensions

Height: 39.2 cm (15 7/16 in.); diameter: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.) diameter (lid) 7.2 cm.

Accession Number

60.1

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels