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September, 2023
September, 2023

Theseus - Gods & Heroes Digging Kit

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Educational excavation and conservation Puzzle kit.

Dig, find, mount and display the sherds of a black figured plaque inspired from representations of mythological scenes in Ancient Greek Vases.

Can you guess the figure depicted?
Theseus and the Minotaur; detail from a black figure Boeotian skyphos; circa 550 BC. (Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris).

The kit contains fragments of a black figured pinax, other sherds and sea shells buried in a mixture of gypsum, clay and sand. It also contains a safe wooden digging tool, a small toothbrush, and a protective dust mask for excavation; a magnetic plate with self adhesive tape to mount the puzzle, a cardboard mount as well as instructions and information material on the object discovered.