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P11.4 HERACLES & NEREUS

Heracles & Nereus | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection British Museum, London
Catalogue No. London E162
Beazley Archive No. 202006
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Hydria
Painter Attributed to the Berlin Painter
Date ca 500 - 480 B.C.
Period Late Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Heracles accosts Nereus, the old man of the sea, in his quest for the golden apples of the Hesperides. The hero wears a lion-skin cape and a bow and quiver strapped to his back. Nereus is depicted as a balding, white-haired old man crowned with a wreath (of seaweed?). He holds a fish in one hand and a sceptre in the other.

ARTICLES

Nereus