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Nereus, fish-tailed sea god | Greek vase, Athenian red figure amphora

 

P11.1 NEREUS

Museum Collection: Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Catalogue No.: Harvard 1927.150
Beazley Archive No.: 201859
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Neck amphora
Painter: Attr. to the Berlin Painter
Date: ca 490 BC
Period: Late Archaic

SUMMARY

Side A: Nereus, the old man of the sea, is depicted dressed in a chiton with a coiled fish-tail in place of legs. He holds a fish or small dolphin in one hand and a staff in the other.
Side B: Nereis (not shown)

NOTEThis image is a montage of several photos of the vase.

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