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Heracles wrestling Nereus, with  Nereides | Greek vase, Athenian black figure kylix

P11.5 HERAKLES & NEREUS

Museum Collection: Museo Nazionale di Tarquinese, Tarquinia, Italy
Catalogue Number: Tarquinia RC4194
Beazley Archive Number: 397
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Kylix, little master lip
Painter: Attributed to the Xenokles Group
Date: --
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Herakles wrestles Nereus, the old man of the sea. The sea-god is depicted with a serpentine fish-tail in place of legs. Herakles stands with arms firmly locked around his chest, and legs astride his tail. The pair are surrounded by swimming fish. Seventeen Nereides dance in a circle around the pair.

ARTICLESNereus, Nereides

 
 
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