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P10.9 HERACLES WRESTLING TRITON

Heracles Wrestling Triton | Attic black figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu
Catalogue No. Malibu 87.AE.22
Beazley Archive No. 28084
Ware Attic Black Figure
Shape Cup, Zone
Painter Manner of the Lysippides Painter
Date ca 520 B.C.
Period Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Heracles wrestles the fish-tailed sea god Triton. The deity has the head, arms and chest of a man with a coiling, serpentine fish tail in place of a lower torso and legs. The hero, wearing a lion-skin cape, stands astride his tail with arms locked around his chest.

ARTICLES

Triton