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O20.5 HERACLES & ACHELOUS

Heracles & Achelous | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Muséé du Louvre, Paris
Catalogue No. Louvre G365
Beazley Archive No. 6911
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Krater, Column
Painter -
Date ca 475 - 425 B.C.
Period Classical

DESCRIPTION

Heracles battles the Aetolian river-god Achelous for the hand of Deianira. The aquatic deity has the head of a man and the body and horns of a bull. The hero wears a lion-skin cape and brandishes a knotted club, and a torn-off bull horn lies at his feet. The princess Deianira stands behind him, cloaked in a veil and holding a royal sceptre.

ARTICLES

Achelous