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O12.10 HERACLES & CENTAUR

Heracles & Centaur | Attic black figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo
Catalogue No. Toledo 1952.65
Beazley Archive No. 302119
Ware Attic Black Figure
Shape Amphora, Neck
Painter Attributed to the Leagros Group
Date ca 510 - 500 B.C.
Period Late Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Heracles wrestles a Centaur, grasping the beast by the hair and beard. The half-horse man wields a pair of stones. Alternatively, the figure might represent the river-god Achelous depicted with the horns and lower-body of a bull.

ARTICLES

Centaurs, Achelous