P10.10 HERACLES, NEREUS & NEREIDS
|Museum Collection||National Archaeological Museum of Tarquinia|
|Catalogue No.||Tarquinia RC4194|
|Beazley Archive No.||397|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Shape||Kylix, Little Master Lip|
|Painter||Attributed to the Xenokles Group|
Heracles wrestles a fish-tailed sea god--either Nereus, the old man of the sea, or his grandson Triton. The deity has the head, arms and chest of a man and the serpentine tail of a fish in place of a lower torso and legs. Heracles stands astride his tail with arms locked tightly about his chest. The pair are surrounded by a dolphin and fish and, in the outer zone, a circle of seventeen Nereid-nymphs holding hands.