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O20.4 HERACLES & ACHELOUS

Heracles & Achelous | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection British Museum, London
Catalogue No. London E437
Beazley Archive No. 200437
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Stamnos
Painter Attributed to Oltos
Date ca 520 B.C.
Period Late Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Herakles wrestles the river-god Achelous grasping him by the horn. The aquatic deity has the head, arms and breast of a man with a coiling fish-tail in place of a lower torso and legs. He is crowned with a bull's horn and has the pug-nose and animal-ears of a Satyr.

ARTICLES

Achelous