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Achelous, the river-god, & Heracles | Greek vase, Athenian red figure stamnos

O20.4 HERAKLES & AKHELOIOS

Museum Collection: British Museum, London, UK
Catalogue Number: London E437
Beazley Archive Number: 200437
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Stamnos
Painter: Attributed to Oltos
Date: ca 520 BC
Period: Late Archaic

SUMMARY

Herakles wrestles the river-god Akheloios, tearing off his horn. The god is depicted with coiling fish-tail, bull's horn, pug-nose, and animal ears.

ARTICLESAkheloios

 
 
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