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Maker(s):Spruance, Benton
Culture:American (1904-1967)
Title:Death of the Minotaur
Date Made:1953
Materials:Color lithograph on paper
Place Made:North America; United States
Measurements:Mat: 28 in x 22 in; 71.1 cm x 55.9 cm; Sheet: 25 11/16 in x 19 13/16 in; 65.2 cm x 50.3 cm; Image: 19 11/16 in x 14 11/16 in; 50 cm x 37.3 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE/DATE: recto, lwr. r. (graphite): Spruance innp '53 / WGS ; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. r. (red ink stamp): BS ; TITLE: recto, lwr. ctr. (graphite): -Death of the Minotaur ; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. l. (grpahite): ed 35 ; WATERMARK: recto, lwr. r.: Rives
Accession Number:  MH 1973.264.I(b).RII
Credit Line:Gift of Winifred Glover Spruance (Class of 1925) (wife of the artist)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Image is framed by a reddish orange outline; it has a blue-ish background. The image depicts two figures (creatures) battling one another. The one on the left is a grey-ish creature with a furry white head and horns; this creature, or minobur, is looking out, his snout open as if wailing in pain, he is holding onto the blade that has been stabbed into his chest and has one foot over the second creature. The second creature, the one placed on the botton, is more human like, and is depicted stabbing the "minobur" with his right hand while he supports his body with his left arm.


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