Terracotta amphora (jar)

Attributed to Group E

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155

Obverse, Theseus and the Minotaur
Reverse, frontal chariot

The confrontation between Theseus and the Minotaur (part-man, part-bull) is a subject favored by Group E. Though slow-moving, the figures indicate a more complex rendering of spatial relations than previously. The white object in the Minotaur's hand is a stone, traditionally the weapon of adversaries considered by the Greeks to be less civilized than themselves.

Terracotta amphora (jar), Attributed to Group E, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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