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P10.1 HERACLES WRESTLING TRITON

Heracles Wrestling Triton | Attic black figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection British Museum, London
Catalogue No. London 1837,0609.46
Beazley Archive No. -
Ware Attic Black Figure
Shape Amphora, Neck
Painter Attributed to the Circle of the Antimenes Painter
Date ca 510 - 500 B.C.
Period Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Heracles wrestles the sea-god Triton. The deity has the head, arms and chest of a man and the serpentine tail of a fish. The hero stands astride the fish tail with arms locked around his chest. Nereus, the old man of the sea, grandfather of Triton, watches from the left. The three figures are labelled on the vase.

ARTICLES

Triton, Nereus