Agora Object: P 1266
Inventory Number:   P 1266
Section Number:   Α 321
Title:   Black Figure Lekythos
ΤΙΤΛΟΣ:   Ληκύθιο με παράσταση Θησέα και Μινώταυρου μεταξύ δύο νέων 500 π.Χ. περίπου
Category:   Pottery
Description:   Neck and mouth missing, also back of foot. Otherwise unbroken. Possibly a dramatic representation of Theseus and Minotaur between youths. The minotaur is entirely human except that a long slender tail is attached to his back and slender horns (one and part of the other visible?) spring from what may be a cap on his head. On his neck is a sort of ruff or pad originally red; perhaps a neck guard or possibly a bladder for purposes of sword-play. Theseus wears a short white chiton with leopard skin(?) belted in on top. The spectator youths carry wands, the one to the left a cloak also on his outstretched arm (red in the cloak folds).
Incised drawing rather careless in places (especially on youth to right). Contour incised only along the back thighs of the minotaur and the two spectators and the head of the minotaur.
Shoulder, lotus bud pattern. Red line around base of neck; a pair around top of glazed portion of body which is somewhat peeled. The handle set so that the Theseus-Minotaur group is right of center.
ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ:   Μελανόμορφη λήκυθος, με παράσταση από τη μυθολογία. Διακρίνονται ο Θησέας με τον Μινώταυρο, περιστοιχιζόμενοι από δύο νεαρές μορφές. Λείπουν ο λαιμός και το στόμιο του αγγείου.
Context:   Rectangular rockcut shaft.
Negatives:   Leica, 80-40-4, 80-84-23, 2-415, XXV-92, color slide
Dimensions:   Diam. 0.058, (base) 0.035; H. 0.104
Date:   August-September 1932
Section:   Α
Elevation:   -12.00m.
Masl:   -12m.
Deposit:   G 6:3.1
Period:   Greek
Bibliography:   Monaco (2000), p. 243.
    Brommer (1960), p. 177.
    Brommer (1956), p. 140, no. A.f.15.
    Hesperia 15 (1946), p. 300, no. 122, pls. 51-52.
    ABV, p. 512, no. 3 (Little-Lion class).
    Agora XXIII, no. 1162, pl. 86.
References:   Publication: Agora XXIII
Publication: Hesperia 15 (1946)
Publication Page: Agora 23, s. 259, p. 243
Publication Page: Agora 23, s. 354, p. 338
Publication Page: Agora 23, s. 485
Images (49)
Deposit: G 6:3
Deposit: G 6:3.1
Notebook: Α-8
Notebook Page: Α-8-13 (pp. 1373-1374)
Card: P 1266
Card: P 1266