Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)
- Attributed to the Pan Painter
- ca. 470–460 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; red-figure
- H. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
diameter 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of L. P. di Cesnola, 1876
- Accession Number:
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.