O20.7 HERACLES WRESTING ACHELOUS OR NEREUS
|Museum Collection||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Catalogue No.||Boston 62.1185|
|Beazley Archive No.||-|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Chiusi Painter|
|Date||ca 520 B.C.|
Heracles wrestles a fish-tailed god--either Nereus or river Achelous. The aquatic deity has the head, arms and chest of a man with the serpentine-tail of a fish in place of a lower torso and legs. The hero wears a lion-skin cape and has a quiver strapped to his back. The wrestlers are flanked by an old man and a woman. If the central figure is Achelous the pair would be King Oeneus and his daughter Deianira.