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P11.5 HERACLES, NEREUS & NEREIDS

Heracles, Nereus & Nereids | Attic black figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection National Archaeological Museum of Tarquinia
Catalogue No. Tarquinia RC4194
Beazley Archive No. 397
Ware Attic Black Figure
Shape Kylix, Little Master Lip
Painter Attributed to the Xenokles Group
Date -
Period Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Heracles wrestles Nereus, the old man of the sea. The god has the head, arms and chest of a man with the serpentine tail of a fish in place of legs. Heracles stands astride his tail with arms locked around his chest. The pair are surrounded by fish and, in the outer circle, a ring of seventeen Nereid-nymphs.

ARTICLES

Nereus, Nereids