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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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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.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World