Attic Black-Figure Siana Cup

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Liana Miate
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published on 10 May 2022

Theseus and the half-human, half-bovine Minotaur are flanked by three maidens and four youths, probably a connotation to the sacrificial victims sent by the people of Athens to King Minos of Crete. The iconographic subjects on the other side and the inside of the vase indicate that this cup may have been owned by an athlete. Clay cups were used as drinking vessels at the Symposium after an athletic victory.

Attic workshop. Attributed to the workshop of the Pyri Painter. (560-550 BCE). (Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, Victoria).

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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