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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. The hero wears a lion-skin cape, bow and quiver of arrows, and seizes the god by the arm. Nereus is crowned with a wreath and holds a fish in one hand and a sceptre in the other.

ARTICLES

Nereus