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
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.