THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART

Mythology in the Art | Greek mythology | Theseus
1. CERAMICS. Greece.
Abduction of Helen by Theseus and Pirithous (?).
Black-figure vessel. Attic.
By the Amasis Painter.
Clay. 550—525 BCE.
Berlin, State Museums.
2. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Theseus and Minotaur.
Bronze. Ca. 30 BCE.
Berlin, State Museums.
3. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Front panel of Attic sarcophagus with a scene of Amazonomachy.
Proconnesus or Hymettius marble.
2nd—3rd centuries CE.
Inv. No. MR 10710.
Brescia, Santa Giulia Civic Museum.
4. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Front panel of Attic sarcophagus with a scene of Amazonomachy. Detail.
Proconnesus or Hymettius marble.
2nd—3rd centuries CE.
Inv. No. MR 10710.
Brescia, Santa Giulia Civic Museum.
5. CERAMICS. Southern Italy.
Volute-krater depicting the journey of Orpheus to the Underworld.
Red-figured volute-krater. Apulia.
Attributed to The Underworld Painter (by Trendall).
Clay. Ca. 330—310 BCE.
Munich, State Antique Collection.
6. MOSAIC. Rome.
Fight of Theseus with Minotaur.
Mosaic from Chieti.
Inv. No. 10018.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
7. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
The abandoned Ariadne.
Fresco from Pompeii.
Fourth style. 60—79 CE.
Inv. No. 9047.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
8. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Theseus being honoured by the Athenians after killing the Minotaur.
Fresco from Pompeii (House of Gavius Rufus VII, 2, 16).
Inv. No. 9043.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
9. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Ariadne abandoned by Theseus on the island of Naxos (close-up of sarcophagus with the myth of Theseus and Ariadne).
Marble.
130—150 CE.
Inv. No. 90.12 a, b.
New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
10. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Ariadne and Theseus at the entrance to the labyrinth (close-up of sarcophagus with the myth of Theseus and Ariadne).
Marble.
130—150 CE.
Inv. No. 90.12 a, b.
New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
11. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with garlands and the myth of Theseus and Ariadne.
Luni and Penthelic marble.
130—150 CE.
Inv. No. 90.12 a, b.
New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
12. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Theseus slaying the Minotaur (close-up of sarcophagus with the myth of Theseus and Ariadne).
Marble.
130—150 CE.
Inv. No. 90.12 a, b.
New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
13. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with scenes of myth of Phaedra and Hippolytus (front panel).
Marble. Ca. 290 CE.
Inv. No. Cp 6373 / Ma 2294.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
14. MOSAIC. Rome.
Fight of Theseus with Minotaur.
Floor mosaic in the exedra of the House of the Labyrinth in Pompeii.
1st century BCE.
Pompeii, House of the Labyrinth (VI, 11, 10, room 20).
15. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Theseus and Minotaur.
Fresco from Pompeii (Imperial Villa, oecus a).
Third style. 1st century CE.
Pompeii, Imperial Villa, oecus.
16. CERAMICS. Greece.
Heracles-Theseus and the Cretan bull.
Black-figure mastoid. Attic.
Manner of the Haimon painter.
Clay. 490—480 BCE.
Inv. No. Б. 4220.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.
17. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Etruria.
Demon threatening Theseus. Detail.
3rd—2nd centuries BCE.
Tarquinia, Tomb of the Orcus (Tomb of the Ogre, Tomb of Murina).