An Attic stamnos in Six Technique
Workshop of the Antimenes Painter, circa 510 B.C.
Depicting a muscular Theseus running to the right, wearing a short chiton and animal skin with incised spots, holding his sword in his right hand, his left aloft, chasing the Minotaur who with arms outstretched and tail flying, turns to look back at the Athenian hero behind him, Ariadne is shown moving to the left, wearing a long peplos decorated with stars, her arms out in front, 'THESEUS' inscribed in Greek vertically to the right of the hero, 'MINOTA' to the right of the Minotaur, and 'ARIADNE' (sic) to the right of the princess, with a dedication around the shoulder to '[ARL]EADE KALOS', 9 5/8in (24.5cm) high
- Please note that the footnote has been amended as follows:
Ex Ferruccio Bolla Collection, (1911-1984) Lugano. Sold at Munzen und Medaillen A.G. Basel, Aukion 70, 14 November 1986, lot 206. Sold at Christie's New York, 07 December 2000, lot 441.
Property of a private English collector 2001-2009.
Stamnoi, J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, 1980, no.7.
C. Isler-Kerényi, Stamnoi, (Lugano, 1976), pp.29-35.
C. Isler-Kerényi, Stamnoi, An Exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, (Malibu, 1980), no.7.