Attributed to a painter of the Group of Polygnotos
Date: ca. 440–430 B.C.
Culture: Greek, Attic
Medium: Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions: H. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm)
diameter of mouth 14 9/16 in. (37 cm)
diameter of foot 6 9/16 in. (16.7 cm)
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1956
Accession Number: 56.171.48
When Theseus made his way from Troezen to Attica, he performed a number of feats, including the capture of a bull that had been ravaging the region around Marathon; he sacrificed the bull to Apollo. Here the two protagonists move gracefully in unison, much like their counterparts on the south frieze of the Parthenon.