Greek Minotaur Pottery Magnet

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<p>Created especially for the British Museum, this small fridge magnet is based on an ancient Greek plate dated to around 440BC-430BC. <br /> <br /> The plate is a <em>kylix</em>, a type of wine- drinking cup. The decorations on the kylix portray a scene from Greek mythology: Theseus slaying the Minotaur. King Theseus was a hero and legendary king of Athens whilst the Minotaur was a part bull, part man creature who hid in the middle of a maze on the island of Crete. Theseus managed to find his way in, kill the monster then get out again safely by following a ball of string that he had unwound on the way in. <br /> <br /> Based on the original piece in the Museum collection, the magnet is a reminder of the very distinctive and fine types of pottery that the Greeks developed some 2,000 years ago. <br /> <br /><br /></p>

Created exclusively for the British Museum, a magnet based on an ancient Greek plate which dates to around 440-430 BC.

About the original:

The plate is a kylix, a type of wine-drinking vessel. The decorations on the kylix portray a scene from the story of Theseus slaying the Minotaur.

Theseus was a prince of the early kingdom of Athens. He volunteered to be one of fourteen young men and women to be sacrificed to the monstrous Minotaur of Crete. With the help of the Cretan princess Ariadne, Theseus was able to kill the Minotaur and escape from the labyrinth from which it was imprisoned.

Based on an original piece from the Museum's collection, the magnet is a reminder of the very distinctive types of pottery that the ancient Greeks developed over 2,000 years ago. 

A charming souvenir of the Museum.

  • Product Code: CMCN453200
  • Product Weight: 0.040Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Greece
  • Dimensions: H6 x L7cm
  • Material: Resin
  • Postage Weight: 0.04 Kg

<p>Created especially for the British Museum, this small fridge magnet is based on an ancient Greek plate dated to around 440BC-430BC. <br /> <br /> The plate is a <em>kylix</em>, a type of wine- drinking cup. The decorations on the kylix portray a scene from Greek mythology: Theseus slaying the Minotaur. King Theseus was a hero and legendary king of Athens whilst the Minotaur was a part bull, part man creature who hid in the middle of a maze on the island of Crete. Theseus managed to find his way in, kill the monster then get out again safely by following a ball of string that he had unwound on the way in. <br /> <br /> Based on the original piece in the Museum collection, the magnet is a reminder of the very distinctive and fine types of pottery that the Greeks developed some 2,000 years ago. <br /> <br /><br /></p>

Created exclusively for the British Museum, a magnet based on an ancient Greek plate which dates to around 440-430 BC.

About the original:

The plate is a kylix, a type of wine-drinking vessel. The decorations on the kylix portray a scene from the story of Theseus slaying the Minotaur.

Theseus was a prince of the early kingdom of Athens. He volunteered to be one of fourteen young men and women to be sacrificed to the monstrous Minotaur of Crete. With the help of the Cretan princess Ariadne, Theseus was able to kill the Minotaur and escape from the labyrinth from which it was imprisoned.

Based on an original piece from the Museum's collection, the magnet is a reminder of the very distinctive types of pottery that the ancient Greeks developed over 2,000 years ago. 

A charming souvenir of the Museum.

  • Product Code: CMCN453200
  • Product Weight: 0.040Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Greece
  • Dimensions: H6 x L7cm
  • Material: Resin
  • Postage Weight: 0.04 Kg
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