The Minotaur; kalos inscription. Tondo of an Attic bilingual kylix, Painter of London E 4, ca. 515 BC
But the position of the Minotaur on the cylix in the British Museum is peculiar. His arm drags without resistance, indicating that he has given up the fight, but his body is still so vigorous that his left shoulder is raised higher than the horn by which Theseus has taken hold. The explanation of this inconsistency is to be found in the difficulty presented by the circular field. Had the painter let the body of the Minotaur drag naturally there would not be sufficient room for the hero on the ground line. The great theme is Theseus, and Theseus is given space at the expense of the Minotaur George W. Elderkin
Theseus and the Minotaur, Amphora
Tribute to the Minotaur, A. Gendron
Minotaur in a Labyrinth, c. 1800 (a centaur version)
Theseus (with foustanella) and the Minotaur, a 1961 work of the Greek artist Nikos Engonopoulos
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