ANCIENT ART
MYTHOLOGY IN THE ART | Greek mythology | Theseus
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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. 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. MR 10710.
Brescia, Santa Giulia Civic Museum.
5. PAINTING, GRAPHIC ARTS. 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.
6. 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.N. 90.12a,b.
New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
7. 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.N. 90.12a,b.
New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
8. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with garlands and the myth of Theseus and Ariadne.
Luni and Penthelic marble. 130—150 CE.
78.7 × 217.8 cm.
Inv.N. 90.12a,b.
New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
9. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Theseus slaying the Minotaur (close-up of sarcophagus with the myth of Theseus and Ariadne).
Marble. 130—150 CE.
Inv.N. 90.12a,b.
New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
10. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with scenes of myth of Phaedra and Hippolytus (front panel).
Marble.
Late 2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. Cp 6373 / Ma 2294.
Paris, Louvre Museum.
11. PAINTING, GRAPHIC ARTS. Rome.
Theseus and Minotaur.
Fresco from Pompeii (Imperial Villa, oecus a).
Third style. 1st century CE.
Pompeii, Imperial Villa, oecus.
12. CERAMICS. Greece.
Heracles-Theseus and the Cretan bull.
Black-figure mastoid. Attic.
Manner of the Haimon painter.
Clay. 490—480 BCE.
Inv. No. Α. 4220.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.
13. PAINTING, GRAPHIC ARTS. Etruria.
Demon threatening Theseus. Detail.
3rd—2nd centuries BCE.
Tarquinia, Tomb of the Orcus.
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