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P10.2 HERACLES WRESTLING TRITON

Heracles Wrestling Triton | Attic black figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection British Museum, London
Catalogue No. London 1843,1103.85
Beazley Archive No. -
Ware Attic Black Figure
Shape Hydria
Painter -
Date ca 530 - 520 B.C.
Period Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Heracles wrestles the fish-tailed god Triton in the presence of Nereus, the old man of the sea, and Amphitrite. The hero grasps the god about the waist standing astride his serpentine tail.
A similar vase from the same period identifies the figures in this scene (see image P10.1).

ARTICLES

Triton, Nereus, Amphitrite