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P10.8 HERACLES WRESTING TRITON

Heracles Wrestling Triton | 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

Heracles wrestles the fish-tailed god Triton. The aquatic deity has the head, arms and chest of a man and the serpentine tail of fish. The hero is cloaked in a lion-skin cape. The god could also be Nereus, the old man of the sea, who the hero wrestled in myth, although the elder deity is usually clothed in a chiton.

ARTICLES

Triton, Nereus