O20.3 HERACLES & ACHELOUS
|Museum Collection||Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo|
|Catalogue No.||Toledo 1952.65|
|Beazley Archive No.||302119|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Leagros Group|
|Date||ca. 510 - 500 B.C.|
Heracles wrestles the river-god Achelous, grasping him by horn and beard. The deity is depicted as a centaur-like creature with the lower body of a bull. He wields a pair of stones and is surrounded by the coiling branches of a small tree. The hero has a bow and quiver strapped to his back and a sword scabbarded at the waist. A knotted club lies by his feet.