H. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
diameter 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Gift of L. P. di Cesnola, 1876
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Obverse, Theseus Reverse, the Minotaur
Many red-figure artists eliminated the narrative element from mythological representations and, instead, highlighted the protagonists. Here, with one protagonist on each side, Theseus's pursuit of the Minotaur becomes timeless and eternal.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 84, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Beazley, John D. 1963. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 559, no. 150, Oxford: Clarendon Press.