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O20.6 HERACLES WRESTING ACHELOUS OR NEREUS

Heracles & Achelous | Attic black figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalogue No. Boston 99.522
Beazley Archive No. -
Ware Attic Black Figure
Shape Hydria
Painter -
Date ca 530 - 520 B.C.
Period Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Heravles wrestles a fish-tailed god--either Nereus or the river Achelous. The aquatic deity has the head, arms and chest of a man and the serpentine tail of fish. The hero wears a lion-skin cape.

ARTICLES

Achelous, Nereus