|Collection:||University Museum, University of Pennsylvania|
|Summary:||Theseus and a boar.|
|Ware:||Attic Red Figure|
|Date:||ca. 450 BC - ca. 400 BC|
H. 0.068 m., D. 0.090 m.
There are small chips on the handle and lip, otherwise the surface is in excellent condition.
Theseus and a boar. Theseus is on one side of the handle and the boar is on the other. Theseus is running to the left with outstretched arms, and looks back to the right. He is holding a club or sling in his right hand. A garment is draped over his left arm. Theseus is naked but wears a hat with a hemi-spherical crown and a short brim. The boar is running to the left, toward Theseus, his teeth bared.
The askos originally was part of the collection of Dr. Francis W. Lewis. It was bequeathed(?) to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1899, and has been on extended loan to the University Museum, Philadelphia, since 1935.