P11.4 HERACLES & NEREUS
|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London E162|
|Beazley Archive No.||202006|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Berlin Painter|
|Date||ca 500 - 480 B.C.|
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.